Community Grant Program
The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program helps volunteer-operated, non-profit community organizations develop sport, culture and recreation programs. The program is a partnership involving the Government of Saskatchewan, Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc. and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc., and its goal is to enable communities to create sport, culture and recreation programs that are unique to the needs of local residents.
“The grants are very beneficial to our community,” explained Dana Dale, Shaunavon’s Director of Wellness and Leisure. “Without them, the many groups that benefit wouldn’t be able to keep doing the amazing work that they’re doing.”
Community grants have helped fund a number of diverse programs and activities, including a youth beading program, a taekwondo club, music camps, hockey tournaments, Air Cadets, senior fitness classes, curling, swimming clubs and a paint night, to name a few.
Organizations that are eligible to receive funding include: municipal governments (city, town, village, organized hamlet or rural municipality), First Nation communities or northern settlements. These authorities distribute funds to local non-profit groups to provide programs.
Community Grants are determined by population with the minimum grant being $250 for southern communities and $500 for northern communities. Inter-community cooperation is extremely important in the development of effective programs. Funds can be allocated to another jurisdiction to enhance access to high-quality programs as long as no outstanding grant follow-ups exist.
If the community grant is more than $2,000, a portion of the total grant must be used for programs aimed at increasing participation for under-represented populations such as Indigenous people, Newcomers, seniors, women, the economically disadvantaged, persons with a disabilities and single-parent families. The under-represented requirement can be met by welcoming and encouraging diversity among regular programs and/or by creating special programming.
Southern community applications must be postmarked on or before February 28; Northern community applications must be postmarked on or before April 1 or October 1. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
For more information, please contact your local municipal government or community office.
Community Grant Funding Recognition
The grant you have received is provided through proceeds from the main fundraiser for sport, culture and recreation, Saskatchewan Lotteries. As a grant recipient, you are required to recognize and promote Saskatchewan Lotteries. Please download the logo and ads below to provide recognition in your organization's promotions. If you require a different size or file format, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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