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Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant

Grants to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Nonprofits
for Sports, Cultural, and Recreational Events

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Funding Source:

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City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Lotteries, Sask Sport, SaskCulture, and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

01/15/20 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations operated by volunteers that offer sports, cultural, or recreational programs and events to local residents. Priority will be given to projects that serve Indigenous and/or economically disadvantaged people, newcomers, older adults (65 and up), persons with a disability, single parent families, or youth at risk. Preference will also be given to projects that are predominantly for Saskatoon residents and that increase Winter City activities.

The goals of this grant program are:

  • To provide access to sport, culture and recreation programs for all Saskatchewan people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, economic status, physical or mental ability;
  • To support the development and maintenance of sport, culture, and recreation programs and activities; and
  • To increase the awareness of the benefits of participation in sport, culture and recreation programs as a way of improving individual health, well being and self-fulfillment.

Eligible Expenses:

  • Fees for artists, instructors, leaders, and mentors;
  • Project equipment, supplies, facility rental and other direct project costs;
  • Transportation for participants (taxi, bus, or rented vehicle);
  • As per Sask Lotteries: Elder Fees (maximum $150/day); Elder helpers fees (maximum $50/day);
  • Operation costs of facilities that are directly related to the project are eligible for 25% of the total grant received up to a maximum of $500 (including cleaning staff);
  • Employment expenditures that are no more than 35 hours a week and no more than 90 days in a grant period (or 455 hours in a grant period).

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157746

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant available is $500; the maximum is $10,000.

Term of Contract:

For projects taking place April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for support, your organization must:
-Be governed by a volunteer board;
-Be registered as a nonprofit corporation federally or with Information Services Corporation (ICS) in Saskatchewan;
-Have been incorporated and in existence for a minimum of one year; and
-Have appropriate liability and participant insurance for the proposed project(s).

Ineligible Applicants:
- Applicants that do not have a minimum of $2,000,000 liability and participant insurance for the proposed
- For‐profit businesses;
-Health districts, libraries, private schools, government agencies, educational institutions, universities, preschools, and daycares;
-Schools are not eligible to apply by themselves, but can apply in partnership with an eligible organization such as a Community Association. Activities held in schools or organized by schools must be held outside of regular school hours, separate and distinct from the regular school curriculum; and not just for the students of a particular school.
-Organizations that provide third-party funding, exist for the primary purpose of fundraising, or have not met the terms and conditions of any funding program administered by the City of Saskatoon.

Ineligible Projects:
-Projects in family development, leadership, or other social service activities (e.g., parenting, family or personal counseling/development, board development);
-Organizations may not receive funding for the same project through any other City of Saskatoon grant program (i.e., Sports Participation Grant, Social Services or Environmental Grant, etc.).

The following types of expenditures are not eligible and will not be reimbursed:
-Honorariums; Per Diems/Day Money; Donations;
-Construction, renovation, retro‐fit, and repairs to buildings/facilities (this includes fixing doors, shingling roofs, installing flooring, moving/hauling dirt, etc.);
-Property taxes, insurance;
-Alcoholic beverages; food or food‐related costs (this includes catering supplies, coffee pots, coffee, BBQs, etc.);
-Membership fees in other lottery‐funded organizations;
-Prizes, cash, gifts, awards, trophies, plaques, and badges;
-Out‐of‐province activities and travel;
-Subsidization of wages for full‐time employees. Note: Eligible employment expenditures must be less than 35 hours a week and no more than 90 days in a grant period (or 455 hours in a grant period); and
-Uniforms or personal items such as sweatbands and hats; and
-Gaming systems/components, promotional items, printers, computers, laptops, and furniture.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The City of Saskatoon offers free grant workshops in September each year. Workshops consist of presentations on grant writing and programs followed by an open house with grant program staff. Anyone interested in applying for a grant is encouraged to attend a workshop.

This year's workshops will be held in the Theatre at Cosmo Civic Centre (Second Floor), 3130 Laurier Drive.

The next grant workshops are:
- Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm or
- Thursday, September 19, 2019 at noon

Register with the email found below.

Pre-Application Information:

The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm, January 15, 2020. The on-line application form will be available after October 1, 2019.

Applicants will be informed, in writing, of the results of their application by April 1, 2020.

City staff are available to help applicants; organizations applying for a grant are encouraged to contact staff prior to the application deadline date.

Only one project and one application per deadline will be considered from a given applicant.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online (after October 1):

For more information or to discuss your application contact:
Kathy Allen, Arts and Grant Consultant

To register for a grant workshop:
Grants Clerk

Grant Coverage Areas:

City of Saskatoon

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Saskatchewan