Community Grant Program

Grants to Yorkton, Saskatchewan Nonprofits
for Sports, Culture, and Recreation Events

GrantWatch ID#: 174521
Agency Type:


City of Yorkton and Saskatchewan Lotteries

10/01/17 4:00 PM Receipt

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Yorkton, Saskatchewan nonprofit community organizations for sports, recreation, and cultural events and projects. Applications are invited from local, volunteer-run organizations for recreational projects meeting the following guiding principles:

-To provide access to sport, culture, and recreation for all Saskatchewan people regardless of age, sex, ethnicity, and economic status, physical or mental ability.

-To provide funds to community nonprofit volunteer organizations in support of sport, culture, and recreation programs.

-To allow communities to establish local priorities.

-To ensure that all participating groups, from administration to beneficiary are responsible for ensuring complete and accurate accounting.

Maximum grant amount is $5,000.

Grant year is April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.

The City of Yorkton Community Development, Parks & Recreation Department distributes funds to local nonprofit volunteer community groups that provide programs in the city. All of the following eligibility requirements must be met:

a) The applicant must be a nonprofit community organization recognized by the City of Yorkton Community Development, Parks & Recreation Department.

b) Individuals are not eligible for assistance.

c) Expenditures must be directly related to the operation of sport, culture, or recreation programs within the City of Yorkton. The majority of the participants benefiting from the project must reside in the city.

d) Operation costs of facilities that are directly related to a program are eligible for 25% of the total grant for each program up to a maximum of $500 per program (including cleaning staff).

e) The organization must have objectives relating to sport, culture, and recreation.

f) Projects are to be operated on a non-profit basis.

g) Groups receiving grants must publicly acknowledge Saskatchewan Lotteries within their activities.

h) An organization may be limited to only one grant during each fiscal year. Grant year is April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018. Maximum grant amount is $5,000.

i) Projects should not duplicate existing services. Organizations are responsible to ensure appropriate liability and participant's insurance are in place for events sponsored/funded by the Community Grant program.

j) Organizations submitting an application must not receive grants or funding for the project from any other Sask Trust, or City of Yorkton source.

k) Religious organizations may be eligible, providing there is a clear distinction between the religious/educational and recreation programs.

Ineligible Projects:

The program is designed to provide funding for sport, culture, and recreation programs. Therefore, the following expenditures are ineligible for grant funding:

a) Construction, renovation, retrofit, and repairs to buildings/facilities. (This includes fixing doors, shingling roofs, installing flooring, moving/hauling dirt, etc.)

b) Maintenance and operation costs of facilities that are not directly related to a program supported by this grant. (This includes vacuum cleaners, telephones, service charges, property taxes, insurance, etc.)

c) Property taxes & insurance.

d) Alcoholic beverages.

e) Food or food related costs. (This includes catering supplies, coffee pots, coffee, BBQ’s, etc.)

f) Membership fees in other lottery funded organizations.

g) Prizes: cash, gifts, awards, honorariums, trophies, plaques, and badges.

h) Out of province activities and travel.

i) Donations.

j) Subsidization of wages for full time employees. Eligible employment expenditures are less than 35 hours per week for no more than 90 days (or 455 hours) in a grant period.

k) Uniforms or personal items such as sweatbands and hats.

l) Retroactive funding will not be permitted. The City of Yorkton Community Development, Parks & Recreation Committee must approve all projects in advance.

Completed application form must be received in the office by 4:00 PM (end of the business day) on March 1st and October 1st. If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, applications will be accepted at the SecurTek Information Kiosk in the Gallagher Center.

Please note that the October 1, 2017 deadline falls on a Sunday.

Applications must be received 30 days prior to the event.

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

If you would like clarification on the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant program in Yorkton please contact the following:

Community Development Manager
City of Yorkton Community Development, Parks & Recreation
Box 400
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
S3N 2W3

Office located at:

Gallagher Centre
455 Broadway Street West
Yorkton, Saskatchewan

P: 786-1750
F: 786-6880

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