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Community Engagement and Development Program (CEDP)

Grants to Saskatchewan Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Recreational, Sports, and Cultural Programs

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Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture, and Recreation (PCDSCR)

Deadline Date:

11/15/19 Postmark or Receipt


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Grants ranging from $100 to $1,000 to Saskatchewan nonprofit organizations, schools, and municipal and First Nation recreation authorities to enhance cultural, recreational, and sports opportunities for local residents within the funding source’s service area. Funding is intended to support the capacity building benefits of relevant programs by offering financial support to organizations in communities within the Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture, and Recreation (PCDSCR). The project should be based on and address the needs of the target population.

Priority Areas (areas that the committee takes into consideration when adjudicating applications):
- Recreation – defined as a socially acceptable leisure time experience that gives immediate and inherent satisfaction to anyone who voluntarily participates. Recreation may include sport, culture or recreation experiences.
- Startup/new projects
- Learn to/skill development training initiatives
- Leadership training and development that addresses community needs
- Projects that promote and build community capacity and long term benefits
- Projects that demonstrate creativity
- Projects that address inclusivity and/or diversity – age, ethnicity, culture, etc.

Examples of project outcomes:
- Participants will adopt a more physically active lifestyle
- Participants gain a stronger self-image
- Participants will develop/gain new skills

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163128

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant Amounts: $100 - $1,000

Communities can apply for more than one grant but will not be approved for more than $1,000 in grants annually.

Term of Contract:

All projects and related revenues and expenditures will conform to the PCDSCR fiscal year April 1st to March 31st.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Municipal/First Nation Recreation Authorities (Community Recreation Board/Department/ Director) or Nonprofit volunteer community groups and schools. Community Group/organization must reside within the District boundaries.

- Applications for repeat projects or performances will not be accepted.
- Applications for one-time events that do not provide learning opportunities, skill-development or promote continued community capacity building will not be accepted.

Ineligible Expenses:
-Fundraisers, Performances, repeat projects, AV equipment, laptops, TV and stereos, etc
-Capital - construction, renovation, retro-fit and repairs to buildings/facilities
-Regular maintenance and operation costs of facilities
-Retroactive projects – projects cannot start prior to application deadline
-Property taxes or insurance
-Alcoholic beverages or tabacco
-Food or food related costs (this includes catering supplies, coffee, coffee pots, etc.)
-Membership fees
-Cash donations, prizes, awards, trophies, honorariums(cash gifts), etc.
-Out-of-province activities and travel
-Uniforms or personal items
-Subsidization of wages for existing full-time employees

Some exceptions to ineligible expenses apply, see

Pre-Application Information:

Applications should be received by the PCDSCR on or postmarked for the appropriate deadline date.

Grant Deadlines:
- February 15th, 2019 for projects in April, May, and June 2019
- May 15th, 2019 for projects in July, August, and September 2019
- August 15th, 2019 for projects in October, November, and December 2019
- November 15th, 2019 for projects in January, February, and March 2020

If you are unsure about whether or not your program fits the criteria, be sure to contact the PCDSCR Community Consultants and discuss your ideas.

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Contact Information:

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

Contact the Prairie Central District Community Consultants if you have questions:
Southey Office
Box 370, Southey, SK S0G 4P0
Phone: 306.726.2087

Aileen Martin
306.726.2087, Ext. 1

Bonnie Wohlberg
306.726.2087, Ext. 2

Joaleen Unger (on Leave)

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Canada: Saskatchewan