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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 

We are now accepting applications for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant and Environmental Grant through on-line forms. Please read the program guidelines and prepare your application information before filling out the on-line form. The application process will not time out; however you will not be able to save work, close the form, and return to it later.

 

WintercityYXE

A total of $25,000 is allocated to non-profit organizations, ad hoc groups, businesses or for-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the WintercityYXE goals and objectives. Grants are awarded in the following categories:

Winter Comfort and Access: Projects that improve comfort and accessibility in the winter (eg. winterizing outdoor patios, grooming trails or walking paths, adding wind breaks).

Winter Design: Urban design installations which celebrate winter.

Winter Activities: Events, festivals and activities that build enthusiasm for winter by taking advantage of winter opportunities and celebrate the fun quality of life.

The next deadline for the WintercityYXE grant is 4:30 pm, April 15, 2020.

WintercityYXE Grant Guidelines 

Please download the relevant Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.

WintercityYXE Grant Application Form 
WintercityYXE Follow Up Form 
 

Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant

The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm January 15, 2021. The on-line application form will be available after October 1, 2020.

Please read the program guidelines and prepare your application information prior to filling out the on-line form; the application process will not time-out; however, you will not be able to save work, close the form, and return to it later. 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)

Website opens January 15, 2020 and closes February 14, 2020  website:  saskatoongrants.ca

To be eligible for this grant, an organization must be registered as a nonprofit 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.  Not applicable for sport, culture, or recreation projects.

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.  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.

 Application Guide - check back for an updated version

  Follow-Up Report

Assistance to Community Groups - Cash Grant Environmental

The competition for the 2020 Environmental Grant Program is now complete - please visit the Environmental Grant webpage for more info on the projects funded for 2020-2021​.

Initiatives prioritized for funding in 2020 include those that:

  • increase awareness and protection of our water resources;
  • reduce the amount of waste going to landfills;
  • 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 16, 2021. The program guidelines and application form will be available after October 1, 2020.

Please download the relevant Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.

 Sport Projects Grant Follow Up Report Form 

Youth Sports Subsidy

Application deadline for current eligible youth sport organizations to apply for a Youth Sport Subsidy Special Event Grant is October 15 annually.

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).  

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

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

Contact City staff prior to submitting an application or additional information.

Jack Adilman Fund Capital Grant for Sports

No funding deadline in 2020; please check back August of 2021 for an update.

One-time capital projects for registered Non-Profit amateur sports groups.

Please download and save the follow up form 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, 2020. Applications from organizations not currently in the program are not being accepted at this time. 

The Culture Grant Program provides funding to 20 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.

Culture Grants Guidelines 

2020 Culture Grant Application Form for Returning Applicants 

 

Grant Awards

2019 Grant results for the following programs: Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant, Sports Projects Grant, Environmental Grant, Culture Grant, Cash Grant Social, Cultural Capital Grant, Stand Alone Grant Program, Jack Adilman Grant and Winter City YXE.
 
 2019 Grant Awards

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

Grant Workshops

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. More information and registration for the workshops will be available in the summer of 2020.