Information about grants and funding opportunities for projects with a focus on sport, culture, recreation, physical activity, leadership and youth in Northern Saskatchewan.
Click on the following links for grant listings from partner organizations:
For more information and support about grants contact your Community Relations Coordinator for your service area:
Grants and Funding Opportunities Highlighted:
Northern Lights Community Development CorporationDeadlineOpen
The Northern Lights Community Development Corporation aims to improve the lives of persons living in the catchment area of the Prince Albert Grand Council, Agency Chiefs Tribal Council, Beardy’s First Nation, Peter Chapman Band, Chakastaypasin Band, Meadow Lake Tribal Council and the City of Prince Albert and the Rural Municipalities of Buckland And Prince Albert.
The mandate of the NLCDC is to distribute twenty-five percent of the net profits generated from the Northern Lights Casino on a fair and equitable basis to First Nation and non-First Nation charitable organizations and groups within the catchment area of the Prince Albert Grand Council.
All Programs seeking funding from NLCDC must meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Involve partnership initiatives or joint ventures between First Nations
- Focus on economic development initiatives
- Focus on services that improve the education, social well being, and/or health of targeted youth, seniors and families
- Create training and/or employment opportunities
- Involve the community in project delivery or implementation
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity/awareness
- Are Early Intervention programs (ie. Addiction Assessment and Treatment, Teenage Pregnancy, Stay in School programs)
By embracing and implementing the teachings of our Elders, SIGA continues to foster its commitment to communities by giving back. SIGA is a First Nations organization that strives to build and enrich communities in Saskatchewan for the benefit of all.
When directing sponsorships, we look for opportunities that:
- Improve the quality of life for the socially, physically and economically disadvantaged;
- Demonstrate positive strategic relationships; and
- Demonstrate good corporate citizenship in the communities served by SIGA
Six Rivers FundDeadlineOpen
Each year Cameco receives many worthy requests to support community-building initiatives in northern Saskatchewan. While all requests for investments and sponsorships are carefully reviewed, Cameco gives priority to initiatives that promote youth activities in the following areas:
- Health and wellness
- Sports and recreation
Cameco’s decision to focus on youth initiatives came at the request of elders and community leaders in northern Saskatchewan. "Northern leadership and elders are very concerned about young people; their mental, spiritual and physical health. Overwhelmingly, they are asking for investments in filling the gaps in the northern educational system along with providing recreational facilities and programming. They are concerned about young people being not only "job ready," but also their ability to reach for the higher paying jobs through the path of math and sciences.” from the 2007 Survey of Elders and Community Leaders. To apply for the Six Rivers Fund and for more information click here.
Applications adjudicated in May and November
Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund Northern Community Grant Program (NSCRD administered)DeadlineOct
The Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund Northern Community Grant Program assists communities in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs. Community grants are determined by population and must be applied for and followed up annually to remain in good standing and receive funding. The deadlines for applications are April 1st or October 1st each year, only on application per year per community.
Please contact the NSCRD Community Relations Coordinator for your area.
June 30, is the deadline for the Follow-up Reports for your Community Grant Program from the previous year.
Note: Follow-up Reports must be submitted prior to receiving funds in a new year grant.
Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant (NSCRD administered)DeadlineOct
The Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District has resources/grant that will help communities, clubs or schools develop sport in their communities. The most commonly used grant is the Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant & Workbook. The deadlines for applications are April 1st or October 1st each year.
Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) Community Grant ProgramDeadlineOct
The Community Grant Program provides grants to support programs and projects that fall within one of these three funding themes:
- Healthy growth and development of children and youth;
- Individual and community wellbeing;
- Nonprofit and community leadership.
Specific outcomes for each of these themes are identified in the guidelines.
Summer Grant: February 1
Community Grant Program: April 1 & Oct 1
Questions? Refer to the guidelines or contact the CIF Grants Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 306.780.9308.