Sask Lotteries Trust Fund
The Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation distributes lottery proceeds to eligible sport, culture and recreation organizations in Saskatchewan.
The Trust Fund was established in 1974 by Sask Sport, pursuant to the Interprovincial Lotteries Act (1974), for the purpose of granting funds to eligible, non-profit, volunteer-led organizations in the areas of sport, culture and recreation. Eligible organizations are designated by the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport based on meeting certain eligibility criteria.
This criteria is available from Sask Sport, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association. These independent community partners represent hundreds of community organizations and ensure that lottery proceeds benefit communities across the province.
How proceeds are distributed
Volunteer committees from the sport, culture and recreation communities review and adjudicate all funding requests made to the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.
Every year, there are approximately 1,200 organizations that receive direct funding support and through them more than 12,000 affiliated groups benefit. This includes grants to all communities and First Nations through the Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program, as well as support for seven Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts.