The City of Saskatoon provides a number of grant programs to assist registered non-profit 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.
Note: for applications and follow-up report forms that are accepted via email please download the form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.
One-Time Sports Grant For Minor Capital Projects
Grant Deadline is 4:30 pm November 1, 2017
This new one-time grant provides funding for capital projects to sports organizations based in Saskatoon. This program is funded by a generous donation from the Saskatoon Sports Council.
This program is not currently available.
For groups registered under the Sask Non-Profit Corporations Act offering eligible projects in one of the following areas: Winter Life, Winter Design, Winter Culture, or Winter Economy.
Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant
The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm January 15, 2018.
For groups registered under the Sask Non-Profit Corporations Act offering eligible sports, culture, or recreation projects for Saskatoon residents.
Assistance to Community Groups - Cash Grant Social (part of the Saskatoon Collaborative Funders Partnership)
Application Deadline: To be determined for 2018 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.
Environmental Grant Program
Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
A total of $20,000 is allocated annually, to local non-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the City of Saskatoon’s strategic goal of Environmental Leadership. To be eligible for the grant, activities must relate to one of the following categories:
• protection of the environment;
• conservation of natural resources; and/or
• environmental communications, education or research.
• NEW for 2017 – $10,000 will be allocated to projects that increase protection of our water resources.
Sports Participation Grant
The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm February 15, 2018.
Any group (except Community Associations) registered under the Sask Non-Profit Corporations Act offering a sport program that fits the criteria (Coaching, Access and Explore) on the application form.
Youth Sports Subsidy
Application Deadline 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.
For more information call 306-975-3339
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 and October annually.
See Special Events Policy for details.
For more information, call 306-975-3339
The Culture Grant Program provides funding to 16 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.
2017 Grant results for the following programs: Cultural Capital Grant, Sask Lotteries Community Grant, Sports Participation Grant, Environmental Grant, Culture Grant, Cash Grant Social.
2017 Grant Awards
The City of Saskatoon is offering two free grant workshops:
November 14, 2017 12:00-2:00pm OR November 16, 2017 7:00-9:00pm.
Both are held at Cosmo Civic Centre, 3130 Laurier Drive, in the Theatre.
Workshops will consist of a 20 minute presentation followed by an open house format; City staff will be available to discuss grant programs.
Information will be provided on the following grant programs:
- SPECIAL EVENTS GRANT - For Hosting of Major (National/International) Events
- YOUTH SPORT SUBSIDY PROGRAM - A Rental Subsidy Program for Youth Sport Organizations
- SASK LOTTERIES COMMUNITY GRANT - For Sport, Culture, and Recreation Projects
- SPORTS PARTICIPATION GRANT - For Coaching and Learning and Access Projects
- ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT PROGRAM - For Environmental Protection, Conservation, Communication, Education, and Research Projects