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Community Initiative Fund seeking Applications for Community Grant Program (Canada)

Community Initiative Fund seeking Applications for Community Grant Program (Canada)

Deadline: 1-Oct-21

The Community Initiative Fund is seeking applications for its Community Grant Program.

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The Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created by the Government of Saskatchewan through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act. CIF receives a portion of the net revenues from casinos Regina and Moose Jaw via the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation and distributes those proceeds to support community-based projects throughout Saskatchewan.


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The Community Grant Program supports programs under three funding themes:

the healthy growth and development of children and youth;
individual and community wellbeing; and
nonprofit and community leadership.
The vision of the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is to enhance quality of life for all Saskatchewan people, including those who:

Experience barriers to participation in community programs (e.g. financial, physical, etc.);
Are First Nations people living off-reserve;
Are Métis people;
Are newcomers to Canada;
Live in rural or remote areas of the province including Northern Saskatchewan.
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Maximum of $25,000/local program: Local programs benefit residents of one community or region.
Maximum of $50,000/provincial program:
Provincial programs are:
delivered in two or more regions; or
Involve participation from across Saskatchewan. Provincial applications must clearly identify how they qualify as a provincial program.
Organizations may be approved for a maximum of two (2) Community Grant Program grants per year.
The CIF expects that all programs funded through the Community Grant Program will be:
Inclusive of all ages, ability, gender, income and cultural backgrounds;
Accessible, safe, and age and ability appropriate;
Prevention based with a focus on long-term outcomes;
Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to CIF, an applicant must be:

An incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofits organization whose primary purpose and activities are to benefit Saskatchewan communities; or
A municipality, health region, school or school board proposing a community-based, community-led program; and
In good standing with CIF (e.g. there are no outstanding reports or re-payments).
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