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SK Lotteries Community Support Grant

Grants to Swift Current, Saskatchewan
Nonprofits for Sports, Culture, and Recreation

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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City of Swift Current

Deadline Date:

02/14/18 4:30 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Swift Current, Saskatchewan nonprofit and volunteer organizations that provide sports, recreational, and cultural programming to local residents. Funding may be used for expenses that are directly related to expanding, maintaining, or improving programming of sports, cultural or recreational activities.

For example, this can include:

-Rental charges for facilities used to conduct the program
-Operational costs of facilities that are directly related to a program for 25% of the total grant for each program up to a maximum of $500 per program (including cleaning staff).

The Grant Program funding is divided into two sections:

A. Target Populations:
A portion of the funding has been specifically allocated to encourage programs that serve the needs of various target groups. These target groups include individuals who are physically, mentally, emotionally, socially or financially disadvantaged. Organizations that serve or represent indigenous peoples, seniors, single parent families, women and youth at risk are also eligible to access this category of funding.

Programs for these special populations may include only the specific interest group or may also include the general public.

B. Base Level Programs:

Funding is available for projects which promote or provide sport, culture or recreation opportunities for residents of Swift Current. These endeavors are not focused on any specific group, but are designed for any citizen of Swift Current.

Favorable consideration is given to:

-Organizations that have adopted Safe Places into their mandate and who are requesting that their staff, volunteers and members all become Youth Certified. (www.safeplacessk.ca).
-Organizations that include a financial contribution towards the project from their own operating budget or fundraising efforts.
-Programs that are offered to the entire community, with no direct participation, membership or registration fees.
-Requests for new or innovative programs that do not duplicate existing services.
-Programs that develop, expand and improve opportunities in sport, culture and/or recreation.
-Programs focused on target populations rather than base level programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170066

Term of Contract:

Projects or programs must be offered between April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The City of Swift Current distributes funds on an annual basis to local, nonprofit and volunteer-based community groups that provide programs to the residents of Swift Current.

The majority of participants (75%) directly benefiting from the project must reside in Swift Current.

Private individuals, specific teams or groups within an existing organization are not eligible for Community Grant funding.

Organizations must have appropriate insurance (both liability and participant) for any endeavors funded through this grant.

Any project, program or event must be designed and operated on a nonprofit basis.

Projects, programs or events for consideration should not duplicate existing services.

Ineligible Expenditures:

-Maintenance and operation costs of facilities (includes vacuum cleaners, phones, service charges, property taxes, insurance, etc.)
-Uniforms or personal items such as sweatbands, hats and clothing
-Construction, renovation and repairs to buildings/facilities (includes septic sewer cleaning, fixing doors, shingling, flooring installation, moving/hauling dirt, etc.)
-Alcoholic beverages
-Per Diems/Day Money
-Food or food related costs (includes catering supplies, coffee pots, beverages, BBQs etc.)
-Membership or insurance fees from other lottery funded organizations
-Prizes including cash, honorariums, gifts, awards, trophies, badges and plaques
-Out-of-province activities and travel
-Donations
-Subsidization of wages for full-time employees. Eligible employment expenditures are less than 35 hours per week and no more than 90 days or 455 hours in a grant period.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due back to Community Services by 4:30pm on February 14th.

If you are not certain whether your project or organization meets the eligibility criteria, please call the Community Services Division.

Please note that the applications are now fillable. Save a copy for yourself on your computer and email the file.

Funding for expenditures will be released to the organization only after a completed follow-up report has been submitted.

Contact Information:

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

Please send applications to:

City of Swift Current
Community Services Division
Box 340, #177 1st Ave NE
Swift Current, SK S9H 3W1
Fax: (306) 778-2194

or

communityservices@swiftcurrent.ca

For more information call 306-778-2787.

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Swift Current

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Saskatchewan