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Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant

Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits
for Sports, Cultural, and Recreational Events

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City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, Sask Sport, SaskCulture, and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Deadline Date:

01/15/21 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations that offer sports, cultural, or recreational programs and events to local residents in eligible locations. Priority will be given to projects that serve youth at risk, newcomers, Indigenous, economically disadvantaged, older adults (65 and up), persons with a disability, and single-parent families. Preference will also be given to projects that are predominantly for Saskatoon residents and that increase Winter City activities.

The goals of this grant program are:

  • To provide access to sport, culture and recreation programs for all Saskatchewan people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic status, physical or mental ability;
  • To support the development and maintenance of sport, culture, and recreation programs and activities; and
  • To increase the awareness of the benefits of participation in sport, culture, and recreation programs as a way of improving individual health, well being and self-fulfillment.

Eligible Expenses:

  • Fees for artists, instructors, leaders, and mentors;
  • Project equipment, supplies, facility rental and other direct project costs;
  • Transportation for participants (taxi, bus, or rented vehicle);
  • As per Sask Lotteries: Elder Fees and Elder helpers fees; 
  • Operation costs of facilities that are directly related to the project;
  • Employment expenditures that are no more than 35 hours a week and no more than 90 days in a grant period (or 455 hours in a grant period).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157746

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant available is $500; the maximum is $10,000.

Elder Fees (maximum $150/day); Elder helpers fees (maximum $50/day).
Operation costs of facilities that are directly related to the project are eligible for 25% of the total grant received up to a maximum of $500 (including cleaning staff).

Term of Contract:

For projects taking place April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for support, an organization must be a non‐profit community group operated by volunteers.

Ineligible Applicants:
- Applicants that do not have a minimum of $2,000,000 liability and participant insurance for the proposed project;
- For‐profit businesses;
-Health districts, libraries, private schools, government agencies, educational institutions, universities, preschools, and daycares;
-Schools are not eligible to apply by themselves, but can apply in partnership with an eligible organization such as a Community Association. Activities held in schools or organized by schools must be held outside of regular school hours, separate and distinct from the regular school curriculum; and not just for the students of a particular school.
-Organizations that provide third-party funding, exist for the primary purpose of fundraising, or have not met the terms and conditions of any funding program administered by the City of Saskatoon.

Ineligible Projects:
-Projects in family development, leadership, or other social service activities (e.g., parenting, family or personal counseling/development, board development);
-Organizations may not receive funding for the same project through any other City of Saskatoon grant program (i.e., Sports Participation Grant, Social Services or Environmental Grant, etc.).

The following types of expenditures are not eligible and will not be reimbursed:
-Honorariums; Per Diems/Day Money; Donations;
-Construction, renovation, retro‐fit, and repairs to buildings/facilities (this includes fixing doors, shingling roofs, installing flooring, moving/hauling dirt, etc.);
-Property taxes, insurance;
-Alcoholic beverages; food or food‐related costs (this includes catering supplies, coffee pots, coffee, BBQs, etc.);
-Membership fees in other lottery‐funded organizations;
-Prizes, cash, gifts, awards, trophies, plaques, and badges;
-Out‐of‐province activities and travel;
-Subsidization of wages for full‐time employees. Note: Eligible employment expenditures must be less than 35 hours a week and no more than 90 days in a grant period (or 455 hours in a grant period); and
-Uniforms or personal items such as sweatbands and hats; and
-Gaming systems/components, promotional items, printers, computers, laptops, and furniture.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The City of Saskatoon offers free grant workshops in September each year. Workshops consist of presentations on grant writing and programs followed by an open house with grant program staff. Anyone interested in applying for a grant is encouraged to attend a workshop. More information and registration for the workshops will be available in the summer of 2020.

Pre-Application Information:

The on-line application form will be available after October 1, 2020.

The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm January 15, 2021.

Applicants will be informed, in writing, of the results of their application by April 1, 2021.

City staff are available to help applicants; organizations applying for a grant are encouraged to contact staff prior to the application deadline date.

Only one project and one application per deadline will be considered from a given applicant.

All expenses for reimbursement must have receipts and occur within the grant period of April 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For assistance with the application process please contact the Grants Clerk at 306‐975‐3378 or

For more information or to discuss the application contact:
Kathy Allen, Arts and Grant Consultant

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Saskatoon

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Saskatchewan;

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