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Winter Animation Fund approved by Council; City now accepting applications for Take It Outside Grant programs

For immediate release: December 8, 2020 - 8:00am
CY20-1804

At its Budget Meetings on December 2 and 3, City Council approved funding for the Take It Outside Winter Animation Fund to provide immediate support to community organizations wishing to host safe outdoor activities in Saskatoon during the Winter 2020/21 season.

As part of the Take It Outside Winter Animation Fund, a total of $175,000 is currently available to non-profit organizations, ad hoc groups, businesses, or for-profit organizations through two different grant programs:

  • The Take It Outside Grant program provides up to $25,000 in funding for projects that take place between December 17, 2020 to March 31, 2021. The application deadline to apply for funds is December 14, 2020.
  • The Take It Outside Micro-Grant program provides up to $3,000 in funding for projects that take place between December 5, 2020 to March 31, 2021. All eligible projects will receive funding on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on the Take It Outside Grant and Take It Outside Micro-Grant programs, including eligibility requirements, visit saskatoon.ca/grants.

The Take It Outside Winter Animation Fund supports the goals and objectives of the WintercityYXE Strategy. The Strategy is an intentional effort by the City and the community to celebrate what makes Saskatoon an inviting, vibrant, safe and prosperous place in the winter, while working together to reduce the barriers that many people face during the coldest months of the year.

For information on the WintercityYXE Strategy, visit saskatoon.ca/wintercityyxe.