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Leadership Development Grant

Grants to Saskatchewan Member Municipalities
to Improve Staff and Volunteer Leadership Skills

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Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA), supported by Saskatchewan Lotteries

Deadline Date:

02/01/16 Receipt or Postmarked


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Grants of up to $2,000 to Saskatchewan member Cities, Towns, Villages, Rural Municipalities, First Nation Communities and Provincial Recreation Associations for one-time skill development opportunities for volunteers and recreational staff.

Eligible Expenditures:

I. Organization Specific
• Board Development (i.e. how to run a meeting, the role of the Board, employee/Board relationships)
• Board Governance Workshops
• Strategic Planning Sessions
• Policy Development Seminars

II. Volunteer or Community Capacity Building
• Play Leadership
• Pilates or Yoga Delivery Training
• Playground Safety Workshop
• Fitness Leadership
• Lifeguard Certification
• CPRA Professional Development Certification

III. Direct Delivery
• Program coordination and delivery education
• Facility maintenance and management workshops
• Park maintenance and management workshops

Ineligible Expenditures:

a) Capital expenditures, assistance for the construction, renovation or repair of capital facility projects such as arenas, pools, parks, athletic fields, trails, buildings, grounds, etc.
b) There will be no duplication of funding for opportunities currently funded through the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund
c) Food related expenditures – food expenses for banquets, dinners, fundraising and celebrations
d) Subsidization of wages for employees
e) National Coaching Certification for Level 2 or 3
f) EMS, athletic training, CPR or 1st Aid training
g) Property taxes, insurance
h) Alcoholic beverages
i) Cash prizes
j) Uniforms, or personal items such as hats or sweatbands
k) Conferences
l) Training opportunities outside of Saskatchewan

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164558

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,000. Mileage, if required, may be reimbursed up to .4203 cents per km (.4003 plus GST).

Term of Contract:

All funds must be used within twelve (12) months of the application deadline.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The SPRA Leadership Development Grant is available to eligible active members of SPRA.

Grants will only be made available to organizations that are incorporated.

Eligible Active members include Cities, Towns, Villages, Rural Municipalities, First Nation Communities, Provincial Recreation Associations, Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts, Tribal Councils, Métis Regions and Regional/Urban Park Authorities. SPRA membership must be current prior to application being made.

Facilities that are directly related to the training opportunity cannot exceed twenty-five percent (25%) of the total grant for each program, up to a maximum of $500 per program.

Pre-Application Information:

Mail four (4) complete copies of the grant application to the contact address.

The contact name on the application must match the contact name on the SPRA membership.

Contact Information:

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

SPRA Leadership Development Grant
100-1445 Park Street
Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 4C5

John Firnesz, Program Manager
(306) 780-9214

Toll Free: 1-800-563-2555
Phone: 306-780-9231
Fax: 306-780-9257

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Geographic Focus:

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