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Grants to Saskatchewan Public Agencies for Recreation Opportunities in Métis Communities

Métis Recreation Development Grant


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Funding Source
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), supported by Saskatchewan Lotteries
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/15/16 Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $2,000 to Saskatchewan municipalities, districts, tribal councils, and park authorities to develop new recreation opportunities or initiatives for Métis communities. Applicants are encouraged to contact program staff prior to submitting an application.

Funds will support a one-time only new recreation program. The successful applicants will have outlined how this program will promote the continued development of recreation in their community. Preference may be given to applications that show self-help.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
The SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant is available to Active members of SPRA. Eligible Active members include Cities, Towns, Villages, Rural Municipalities, First Nations, Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts, Provincial Recreation Associations, Tribal Councils, Metis Regions and Regional/Urban Park Authorities. SPRA Membership must be current prior to application being made.

Municipalities are encouraged to partner with Métis Regions, locals or groups to apply for the grant.

Priority will be given to Métis Regions and grants will only be made available to organizations that are incorporated.

Not Funded:
-Capital expenditures, assistance for the construction, renovation, or repair of capital facility projects such as arenas, pools, parks, athletic fields, trails, buildings, grounds, etc.
-Food related expenditures – food expenses for banquets, dinners, fundraising and celebrations
-Subsidization of wages for full-time employees (additional staff hired to implement the program will be eligible)
-Property taxes, insurance
-Alcoholic beverages
-Cash prizes
-Off continent travel
-Uniforms, or personal items such as hats or sweatbands

Pre-Application Information
Applicants are encouraged to consult with SPRA prior to submitting an application.

Mail four (4) complete copies of the grant application to:

Métis Recreation Development Grant
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreations Association
100 – 1445 Park Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4N 4C5

All applications must be received at the SPRA office to the deadline date of February 15, 2016.

Applications will be reviewed approximately three (3) weeks after the deadline and applicants should know the outcome of their application approximately four (4) weeks following the deadline date.

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $2,000.

Term of Contract
All funds must be used within twelve (12) months of the approval date. Projects will not be funded retroactively and projects beginning prior to the application deadline will not be considered.

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RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

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