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Grants

The City of Saskatoon provides a number of grant programs to assist organizations or groups to provide programs in the Saskatoon area.

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

Grants are not provided to individuals, and there are no travel grants.

Grants Available

On-Line Applications 

City of Saskatoon Grant applications and follow-up forms are moving to an online format. Programs and applications can be accessed here

Please set up an individual user profile when prompted to do so. Answers to FAQ for applicants are available here

Recreation and Sport Tax Abatement Program

The Recreation and Sport Tax Abatement Program provides financial support in the form of a tax abatement to sports organizations that provide a community benefit through recreation and sport.  The application deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, April 29, 2022.

Application Guidelines
Application Form 

WintercityYXE Micro-Grant

The WintercityYXE Micro-Grant provides project funding to businesses, non-profit organizations, or ad hoc groups to support initiatives that make Saskatoon a great place to live in the wintertime.

The deadline for the WintercityYXE Micro-Grant is September 23, 2022.  Apply or submit a Follow-Up report here 

2022-23 WintercityYXE Micro-Grant Guidelines

 

For a list of grant recipients, visit WintercityYXE Grants.

Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program provides funding for non-profit organizations and groups for sports, culture, or recreation projects for Saskatoon residents.

The next deadline for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is 4:30 pm January 16, 2023.  Apply to the 2023 Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant here

2023 Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Guidelines

For projects that take place April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023 please download the Follow-Up Report Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.​
 Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Follow Up Report Form 
 Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Interim Payment request Form

Assistance to Community Groups - Cash Grant Social (part of the Saskatoon Collaborative Funders Partnership)

Saskatoon Collaborative Funding Partnership

Our Vision: By working together we are able to improve quality of life for individuals, families and communities in Saskatoon and area. The partners believe that together they are stronger and more effective than they would be if they worked individually. Together they can have more impact on quality of life in Saskatoon than any single organization alone can have.

Purpose: Provide local community-based organizations and groups a streamlined granting process. Your application could be funded by one or more grant programs based on the individual funder’s priorities and criteria. Note: please read Saskatoon Collaborative Funders Application Guide for individual funders granting priorities and criteria.

Current active members of the Partnership are:

  • City of Saskatoon – Social Services Grant
  • United Way of Saskatoon and Area - Community Initiatives Fund

City of Saskatoon - Social Services Grant

To be eligible for the City of Saskatoon Social Services Grant, an organization must be registered as a non-profit organization under The Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan or under The Co-operative Act of Saskatchewan or registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Objective:

  • To support human service groups in activities that are of general benefit to Saskatoon citizens and enhances their quality of life, especially in relation to the family. Focus is on supports and services to vulnerable populations within our community.
  • The major overall criteria by which applicants shall be judged is the degree to which the proposed program meets a demonstrated community need that is supported by the City.
  • Assistance shall not be provided for programs which are considered to be a duplication of services already provided.

Priority shall be given to those projects and groups which:

  • work in a cooperative and collaborative fashion in the delivery of human services
  • provide direct services, either pro-active or remedial, that enhance the quality of life for vulnerable citizens of Saskatoon
  • work with a community development focus to meet demonstrated areas of current and urgent need
  • demonstrate "client group" involvement demonstrate, by the nature of their activities, the maintenance of a stable community

This program will not fund sport, culture or recreation initiatives, economic development or capital expenditures.

For additional information about this funding program please contact the Grant Administration Clerk at (306)975-3383, or grants@saskatoon.ca.

United Way of Saskatoon and Area - Community Initiatives Fund

To be eligible for a grant from the United Way of Saskatoon and Area Community Initiatives Fund, an organization must be registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The CRA charitable registration number must be provided in the Application for Funding (under the section titled Information About your Organization, item #8 – Corporate Status of Your Organization).

The focus of United Way of Saskatoon and Area Community Initiatives Fund is intended to support non-profit organizations in Saskatoon & Area to develop and execute programs and services aligned with United Way’s Community Investment strategy. An underlying theme of “Vulnerable Individuals and Families” has been identified to act as a connector for the Community Investment strategy. UWS&A recognizes that all people can experience vulnerability in different ways at any point in their lives and as such, individuals and families may need to seek programs and services supported by UWS&A, ultimately, leaving the threat of falling into poverty. 

Our 3 focus areas are: 

  1. All That Kids Can Be - Goal:  All children and youth are successful in school and during life’s transitions
  2. Poverty to Possibility - Goal: Support for families in all their forms to secure all life’s basic needs
  3. Strong Communities - Goal: Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being

For additional information about the United Way of Saskatoon and Area Community Initiatives Fund, review the application guide or contact Andrea Howe at (306)380-6114 or ahowe@unitedwaysaskatoon.ca.  You can also visit United Way’s website at www.unitedwaysaskatoon.ca

 

Applications will be accepted starting January 13, 2023. The deadline will be 11:59 PM February 15, 2023. To apply or submit a follow-up report, click here.

Assistance to Community Groups - Cash Grant Environmental

For information on the Environmental Grant please visit the Environmental Grant webpage.  

Initiatives prioritized for funding include those that:

  • increase awareness and protection of our water resources;
  • reduce the amount of waste going to landfills;
  • provide stewardship, education and/or enhancements to the green network;
  • encourage active transportation; and
  • provide learning opportunities that support the City's environmental goals.

Sport Projects Grant

The Sport Projects Grant provides project funding to sports organizations based in Saskatoon for equipment purchases (sports or office), facility upgrades, governance reviews, strategic planning, feasibility studies, website development, or market research aimed at refocusing development.

The next deadline for the Sport Projects Grant is 4:30 pm, February 15, 2023. Apply to the 2023 Sport Projects Grant here

2023 Sport Projects Grant Guidelines

Please download the Follow-up Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.
Sport Projects Grant Follow-up Form

Youth Sports Subsidy

Application deadline for current eligible youth sport organizations to apply for a Youth Sport Subsidy Special Event Grant is November 15 annually. Application packages are emailed current eligible sport organizations approximately one month in advance of this November 15 deadline.

This program subsidizes the rental cost of facilities required to deliver sports programs to youth who are 18 and under.  This program also provides special event grant funds for eligible youth sport organizations hosting events in Saskatoon.  Eligible organizations are those currently receiving the Youth Sport Subsidy.

See  Youth Sport Subsidy--Allocation Criteria and Special Events Policy for details.
 Youth Sport Subsidy Special Event Post-Event Evaluation Report

Special Events Grant

This program provides grants to groups/organizations registered under the Sask NON-PROFIT Corporations Act wishing to host major events in Saskatoon. Events must have an event operating expense budget of $100,000 or greater to be eligible.  

Application Deadlines are: March 1, October 1, and June 1 annually (if date falls on a weekend, the deadline is the Monday after).  

Contact City staff prior to submitting an application. Contact information can be found above under Contact Us, Special Events Grant.

See  Special Events Policy No. C03-007 for details.  

 Special_Events_and_Profile_Saskatoon_Events_Application
 Major Special Event Evaluation Rating Tool 
 Profile Saskatoon Event Evaluation Rating Tool
 Post_event_evaluation_report_form_2017

Jack Adilman Fund Capital Grant for Sports

Applications are not currently being accepted for the Jack Adilman Fund Capital Grant for Sports. 

 Please download the Follow-Up Report Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.​

Jack Adilman Follow Up Form 

Culture Grant

The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm, March 31, 2022. Applications from organizations not currently in the program are not being accepted at this time. 

The Culture Grant Program provides funding to 19 flagship cultural organizations; these organizations fall under one of the following categories: Major Arts Institutions; Major Festivals; or Major Heritage or Museum Institutions. A complete list of the organizations funded in the Culture Grant Program can be found in the Grant Results link below.

2023 Culture Grant Guidelines 

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee Co-Sponsorship Program

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee provides co-sponsorships of up to  $1,000 to groups in the community who are planning events or initiatives which fall under the Committee’s mandate and relate to the City of Saskatoon Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Policy.

The purpose of this program is to:

  • help the Committee connect with groups that are undertaking cultural diversity and race relations education and awareness initiatives;
  • promote a greater understanding of the diverse communities in Saskatoon; and
  • help those groups promote their events to a wider audience.

Deadlines for co-sponsorship applications are:

  1. September 30 (for events to be held between January and June)
  2. March 15 (for events to be held between July and December)

 Co-Sponsorship Application Form

 Co-Sponsorship Follow-Up Report Form

Forward the completed form by mail, fax, or email to:

Ms. Valerie Saini, Committee Assistant
City Clerk’s Office, City Hall
Saskatoon, SK, S7K 0J5
Tel: (306) 975-3240
Fax: (306) 975-2784

 Email

All applicants will be contacted once the Committee makes its decision.

Payment:  After the event, a follow up report must be submitted to the Committee before a cheque will be issued.

For more information about Co-Sponsorships, please contact Ms. Saini at (306) 975-3240.

 

Funding Recognition

The City of Saskatoon provides funding to a variety of organizations and groups to improve the quality of life in Saskatoon and further the goals of the Official Community Plan. Grant recipients are required to recognize City of Saskatoon funding. Learn about funding recognition requirements:

Funding Recognition Guidelines  

Grant Writing Guide and Workbook

New applicants can learn more about the grant writing process by completing the Grant Writing Guide and Workbook . The Grant Writing Basics Video shown below is an excellent resource as well.


 


 

Grant Awards

2021 Grant results for the following programs: Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant, Sports Projects Grant, Environmental Grant, Culture Grant, Cash Grant Social, and Stand Alone Grant Program.

2022 Grant Awards

For more information email grants@saskatoon.ca or call 306-975-3378