New Initiatives and Annual Activity Grants Program (Canada)
The City of Regina is seeking applications for its New Initiatives and Annual Activity Grants Program under its Social Development Grants to provide Minor or Major funding for eligible non-profit organizations that are aligned with the City’s Social Development priorities.
Social Development Stream Priorities
Support communities to create collaborative strategies to address hunger and food security as well as access to housing.
Strengthen development of safe neighbourhoods through community activities and resources.
Support organizations that represent First Nations, Métis, Inuit people, newcomers, residents with disabilities and citizens who are marginalized to build a welcoming and socially inclusive community.
Support efforts by organizations that deliver programs, services and space that align with the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action (TRC).
Types of Grants
Annual Activity Grant: Annual Activity grants provide funding for eligible recurring or ongoing activities offered by non-profit organizations.
New Initiative Grant: The New Initiative grants provide funding for eligible initiatives offered by non-profit organizations.
There are two levels of funding available through this grant program:
Minor Funding: Up to $10,000, for initiatives that are completed within 12 months.
Major Funding: Over $10,000 and up to $30,000, for initiatives that are completed within 12 months. Special exceptions can be made for grants that have a unique nature and demonstrate that it will take longer than 12 months to complete. In some cases, organizations may receive approval to spend their allocated funds over a period of up to 24 months.
For all proposals, either New Initiatives or Annual Activity, organizations must:
be a registered non-profit community organization that is operating with an active status, and that has been incorporated for at least one year at the time of application submission. Verification of current non-profit incorporation must be submitted with the application;
be based in Saskatchewan or be a provincial organization and deliver services to the residents of Regina;
demonstrate sound financial management and accountability;
be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of those activities for which the funds are intended;
not exclude anyone because of religion, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, or mental or physical disability. This does not preclude those organizations that restrict services to a particular sector of the community for reasons of improving the conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups according to Section 15 (1) (2) of the Charter of Rights;
have a distinct line of separation between the budget of its funded activities and the furtherance of an organization’s religious and political mandate (if applicable);
be considered in good standing by the City of Regina (e.g. no outstanding accounts such as unpaid taxes, utilities, tickets, permits, etc.) or follow-up reports from previous CIGP funding; and
be a School Community Council or registered non-profit organization on behalf of a school or School Board.
business improvement districts partnering with the City of Regina are eligible to apply
For Annual Activity proposals, organizations must also:
have completed at least one year of the proposed programming and consider the activities to be a demonstrable, ongoing element of the organization’s core programming, related to their mandate.
organizations that host a biennial program/project/initiative/event are eligible to apply for annual activity funding. If approved through adjudication to be funded, the program/project/initiative/event will only receive funding on years’ the initiative is being held in Regina.
The following organizations are not eligible to apply for City of Regina Minor and Major funding:
post secondary institutions, universities or private schools;
municipal service providers such as fire, police and libraries;
Saskatchewan Health Authority, hospitals, nursing homes;
organization hosting a conference; and
events or projects related to that same event, that qualify for funding under other City of Regina grant programs (e.g.: Special Event or Hosting Grant).
For more information, visit https://www.regina.ca/about-regina/grants-scholarships/community-investment-grants/social-development-grants/