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Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools to Support Skating and Curling Facility Operations

Community Rink Affordability Grant (CRAG)


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Funding Source
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), Government of Saskatchewan
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Geographic Focus
Canada: Saskatchewan;

Important Dates
Deadline: 01/15/24 Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,500 to Saskatchewan registered nonprofit organizations, municipalities, schools, First Nations, and Canadian Forces Bases to support the operation of indoor ice rink facilities. Funding may be used for operating costs, such as utilities and wages, and minor capital improvements.

Skating and curling rinks are integral to the creation of vibrant, active, and connected communities in Saskatchewan. These facilities play a critical role in health and wellness, at a time when that has never been more important. Recognizing the escalating operating costs communities and organizations face, SPRA has partnered with the Government of Saskatchewan to offer the Community Rink Affordability Grant. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Community Rink Affordability Grant:
- Applies to indoor skating and curling rinks only.
- Requires that indoor skating and curling rinks have plans to install ice this season in order to be eligible.
- Is available to municipalities (urban and rural), First Nation communities, Canadian Forces Bases, schools and registered non-profit groups.
- Applications must come from the legal owner of the facility (Facility Owner). For example: If the Village owns the facility, the Municipal Office will need to complete the Grant application.

Outdoor facilities are not eligible.

Privately owned rinks are not eligible to receive funding.

Pre-Application Information
Applications will be accepted online from October 16, 2023 until January 15, 2024. Late applications will not be considered.

Based on the volume of registrations and reviewing of eligibility requirements, successful registrants can expect a 6 -8 week processing time, before receiving a check mailed to the legal owner of each facility.

A separate application will need to be completed for each ice skating and curling facility. Multi-use facilities will need to complete separate applications for skating and curling surfaces. Ice surface, is defined as, every pad used for an ice surface (not per building). Multiple curling sheets on the same pad will classify as one ice surface.

Grants and Funding Guide:

Estimated Size of Grant
A maximum of $2,500 will be available per ice surface.

Term of Contract
Eligible costs must have been incurred between September 1, 2023 and March 31, 2024.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

Please contact SPRA for further information, technical support or for clarification pertaining to this Grant program through e-mail at

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association
100-1445 Park Street
Regina, SK S4N 4C5
Phone: 306.780.9231
Toll Free: 1.800.563.2555

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