Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation
Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program
The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program assists in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs by providing funds to non-profit community organizations operated by volunteers. These funds are distributed through local governments and are a partnership among Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc., Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc. and Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation.
The goal of this program is to get people involved in sport, culture and recreation activities by enabling communities to address the needs of local residents. 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, seniors, women, the economically disadvantaged, persons with a disability, and single-parent families. The under-represented requirement can be met by including these populations in regular programs and/or by creating special programs to meet their needs.
Organizations that are eligible to receive funding include: municipal governments (city, town, village, organized hamlet or rural municipality), Indian band councils or northern settlements. These authorities distribute funds to local non-profit, volunteer, community 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 co-operation 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.
Applications from communities must be postmarked on or before February 28. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
The grant period is from April 1 to March 31 annually. Completed follow-ups can be submitted at any time during the grant year, but no later than June 30 of each year. Once the follow-up is submitted and approved, the next grant payment can be released.
Please contact your local municipal office or the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant office at 1-888-780-9344 or by EMAIL if you require any further information or if you have any questions.
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