Foundation / Corporation
Community Initiatives Fund (CIF)
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations and community groups for summer activities and programs serving children and youth. Support will be given for programs such as summer camps and day programs that provide arts, culture, recreation, and learning opportunities on a local or multi-regional scale.
Local projects benefit residents in and around one town, city or region. Provincial projects may either be delivered in two or more regions or involve participation from across Saskatchewan.
GrantWatch ID#: 178342
-Local Grants: $5,000
-Provincial Grant: $10,000
Summer Grant's projects may take place between May 1 and August 31.
To be eligible to apply to the Community Initiatives Fund, an applicant must be an:
-Incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofit organization whose primary purpose and activities are to benefit Saskatchewan communities; or
-Unincorporated volunteer community group that is endorsed by an eligible organization. Endorsing organizations may be Saskatchewan nonprofits, municipalities, health regions, schools or school divisions that agree to receive, administer and account for CIF grants on behalf of a community group.
Smaller, rural and Northern communities that meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply.
The Community Grant program does NOT provide funding for:
-Honorariums, except for those paid to Aboriginal Elders to a maximum of $150/day and elder helpers to a maximum of $50/day. Tobacco may be part of the Elder honorarium, but the total cost of the honorarium and tobacco may not exceed $150/day.
-Capital purchases such as playground equipment, construction or repairs to buildings or facilities.
-Purchase of office equipment/furniture that is used for general operations and not specific to delivery of
-Food for events (festivals, centennials, workshops) where an entrance/registration fee is being charged for the event.
-Unhealthy food items such as chips, pop, and cookies (refer to the Canada Food Guide for healthy options, www.hc-sc.gc.ca).
-Fundraising events and programs, and public awareness campaigns, including related salaries or contractor fees.
-Direct religious activities of religious groups or organizations, and supplies related specifically to faith- based items i.e. rosaries, Bibles, etc.
-Projects exclusive to a specific family, business, religious or political group.
-Government delivered projects, programs and services.
-Training for staff of schools, school divisions, municipalities
and health regions.
-School curriculum related expenses, excursions, activities and trips.
-Sporting, cultural, or other competitions, tournaments, trips or events.
-Expenses related to hosting or sponsorship of conferences, trade fairs, display fairs, or expositions.
-Printing and/or publishing costs of books.
-Costs related to producing a lm or involving photographer
and videographer expenses.
-Commissioned or purchased artworks for non-public use, and repair or restoration of artworks.
-Out of province travel.
-Gift cards, contests, prizes, awards, trophies, plaques.
-Alcohol, party favors, balloons, banners, decorations, flowers, reworks, oats and parades.
-Promotional items, e.g., team uniforms, t-shirts, water bottles, banners, signage, other similar items.
Grants also do not provide salaries (permanent, temporary, contract), fees and related expenses for:
-Federal or provincial government employees;
-Municipal government employees except those delivering community programs;
-School and school division teachers, teaching assistants and administrators;
-Health region administration and medical staff;
-Artists, artisans and performers who do not live in Saskatchewan;
-Fundraisers and grant writers;
-Facilitators/consultants who do not live in Saskatchewan unless it can be demonstrated that resources are not available within province.
The deadline for Summer Grants is February 1.
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