Other Funding and Support
Student Wellbeing for Systems Change Fund
The Student Wellbeing for Systems Change Fund is a new granting opportunity from the McConnell Foundation. School districts, groups of schools, and organizations working within the education system are invited to apply for projects dedicated to both improving student social and emotional wellbeing and addressing barriers to longer-term, deeper impact. Grants are for a three-year term, with request amounts anywhere between $75,000 and $300,000; applications are due November 17 and you can get more details here.
We are pleased to inform you that Canadian Women’s Foundation is now accepting proposals for Multi-Year Economic Development Grants.
Canadian Women’s Foundation is Canada’s national public foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls. We fund women’s organizations across Canada that are using the most effective approaches to ending violence against women, moving women out of poverty, and building strong, resilient girls. We give particular priority to funding work with women, children and girls who face multiple challenges.
Organizations can apply for one of the following types of grants:
- Self-Employment Training and Business Accelerator Programs: Support for organizations that help women create a business plan and launch their business by the end of the program.
- Women’s Social Enterprises: Support for women-specific social enterprises focused on improving the economic opportunities of women by providing on-the-job training, developing transferable skills, offering fair-wage employment opportunities, job placements, or opportunities that foster self-employment.
- Women in Trades & Technology Programs: Support for organizations that develop meaningful opportunities for women to enter work in the area of skilled trades and technology.
The 2017 Economic Development Grants are facilitated through an online application process. Application details are now available online at http://www.canadianwomen.org/grants-ED17.
We will select up to 10 grant recipients at a maximum of $65,000 annually for 5 years. Please note that we will only accept one application from an organization for a multi-year Economic Development grant.
The submission deadline is Monday, March 20, 2017 at 11:59pm PST. Proposals submitted after this date will not be considered.
If you have any questions, contact Karen Campbell, Program Manager at email@example.com, 416-365-1114 ext 253, or toll free 1-866-293-4483 ext 253.
Helping communities at risk protect themselves from hate-motivated crimes
To help reduce hate-motivated crimes in Canadian communities, Public Safety Canada will open calls for proposals for a renewed Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) on December 1st.
While the program has been in place for a number of years, improvements announced today represents a renewed commitment to make the program more responsive to the needs of communities at risk for hate-motivated crimes.
A wider range of costs will now be considered eligible, allowing communities to implement security measures both inside and outside of their facilities, and all not-for-profit organizations linked to a community at risk can apply, not just those who have been victimized. Changes ensure that funding decisions are provided to applicants within four months of the close of each call; and include a more efficient application process.
Interested organizations representing places of worship, provincially and territorially recognized schools, and community centers can apply through Public Safety Canada’s Web site, to obtain the application kit and related information.
Public Safety Canada will also reach out to eligible communities to ensure those who need this support are aware of the program and its applications process.
- SIP funds projects for security infrastructure enhancements to eligible not-for-profit organizations linked to a community at risk of being victimized by hate-motivated crime.
- Program funds help cover the costs of minor security infrastructure enhancements such as lighting, fencing, cameras, and alarms systems.
- Approved projects may receive up to 50% of total project costs, up to a maximum of $100,000 per project.
- Proposals for the new intake process will now be accepted from December 1st to January 31st and from June 1st to July 31st of each year. This change has been implemented to help process proposals and move funds to eligible communities as quickly and efficiently as possible.
“Over the past few weeks, Canadian communities have been exposed to hateful vandalism and mischief targeting religious institutions, here in Ottawa, and elsewhere in Canada. Together, we stand in solidarity with those affected and condemn these cowardly acts. I am pleased to say that projects funded under this program help ensure Canadians are free to practice their faith, culture and activities peacefully; and I encourage eligible organizations to submit their proposal for consideration.”
– The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
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For more information, please visit the website www.publicsafety.gc.ca.
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Public Safety Canada
Saskatchewan Association for Community Education
Nominations are now open for:
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall Scholarships
$500 scholarship – up to 20 awarded
Students are nominated in grade 11 – scholarships are awarded to assist in completion of their grade 12 year
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Scholarships
$1,000 scholarship – up to 6 awarded
Students are nominated in grade 12 – scholarships are awarded to assist in completion of their first post-secondary year.
Please see nomination forms: www.communityeducation.ca
SACE is pleased to be working with the Ministry of Education to administer the scholarship selection process. Every high school in Saskatchewan is eligible to nominate one student for each of the scholarships. For a listing of the 2015-16 scholarship winners: www.communityeducation.ca scholarship recipients link
Do you have a project that needs a financial boost? The FCC Regina Spirit Fund supports community enhancement projects by charitable and non-profit organizations in Regina. It’s our way of giving back to a city where almost 700 of our over 1,700 employees live and work.
Capital investment and capital improvement projects are eligible for up to $25,000 in funding. All other eligible projects are eligible for up to $10,000.
Online Applications reopen January 17 – February 14, 2017. Visit https://www.fcc-fac.ca/en/in-your-community/giving-back/fcc-regina-spirit-fund.html
Sask Lotteries Community Grant
The application and all information can be found at : https://www.saskatoon.ca/community-culture-heritage/get-involved/grants
The Sask Lotteries Community Grant is at the top of the “Grants Available” drop-down list. New this year: fillable PDF application and follow-up report forms.
The deadline is January 16, 2017.
The Saskatoon Community Foundation is very pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Quality of Life Grants Program for 2016!
A Focus on the Early Years
In 2016, Saskatoon Community Foundation grants will continue to focus on early childhood, especially the “First 2000 Days of Life.” While all applications will be considered and a wide range of grants will be made in all of our traditional focus areas, special preference will be given to projects that have an impact on the lives of our youngest citizens.
In order to ensure that school-based projects are in fact desired by the school systems in which they take place, starting last year in 2015, any application for a school-based project must be accompanied by a letter of support from the relevant school division. (There is a place to upload the letters in the online application.)
Our complete Granting Policy is available online. Please review the policy prior to making your application.
The Saskatoon Community Foundation grants only to Canadian registered charities (those issued a charitable Business Number by the Canada Revenue Agency) and qualified donees as defined by the Income Tax Act. The Quality of Life Grants Program provides funds only for charitable work taking place in Saskatoon or for the benefit of the residents of Saskatoon.
Areas of Focus
SCF awards grants in six areas of focus.
Social Development: Creating caring, safe and supportive environments for healthy social development of families and special needs groups.
Education: Enhancing the quality and accessibility of lifelong learning and educational opportunities for all ages.
Health: Promoting and advancing the physical and mental well-being of individuals and families.
Arts and Culture: Fostering and supporting the growth and preservation of arts and cultural activities.
Environment: Supporting and encouraging appreciation of the environment, and resolving or preventing environmental and wildlife issues.
Capacity Building: Establishing foundations for community service, developing or enhancing organizational strategy, or building capacity in our qualified donees, charitable sector, or community.
The Quality of Life Grants Program involves a two stage process. Applicants first submit a Letter of Intent to apply. (The Letter of Intent is a very brief form, which requires significantly less work than a complete application.) The Letters of Intent are reviewed by our Grants Committee, after which some applicants are requested to submit a complete application.
As many will already know, all grant applications are now done online. If your organization has never applied for a grant online before, you will have to create an account for your organization before you can apply. You can access the online grants system through our website, www.saskatooncommunityfoundation.ca. If you need any assistance in creating an account or accessing the application forms, please contact Don Ewles, Grants and Communications Manager, at 306-665-1767 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the Letter of Intent must be submitted by February 1, 2016.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
This grant assists SPRA active members to develop recreation opportunities for Métis
people in Saskatchewan.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
This grant encourages members to develop human resources needed to continue building community capacity that will advance recreational opportunities.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2017
This grant assists SPRA active members in offering recreation programs or events that target the diverse populations within the member’s community.
Community Grant Program Summer Grant: February 1
Community Grant Program: April 1 & October 1
Community Places and Spaces Program: October 1
You must apply for the Community Grant Program and the Community Places and Spaces Program online.
You are strongly encouraged to read the Program Guidelines before completing your application.
To apply online:
To submit your application online you will need to create an account. Then choose to apply to either the Community Grant Program or the Community Places and Spaces Program. If you are submitting more than one application you will need to complete and submit your first application before you can submit the second application. Further instructions are provided on the Sign Up page.
To begin or continue your online application, click HERE.
First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Projects
First Nations and Métis Sponsorships
Main Street Funding to Continue
The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that it has established Main Street Saskatchewan as an on-going program. “Our historic downtowns and commercial districts are centres of pride in our province,” said Mark Docherty, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport. “Through its new, on-going program, Main Street Saskatchewan will work with communities to promote, conserve and capitalize on the things that make these areas unique. By helping create jobs, businesses, and areas for cultural experience, this new program will improve our quality of life and contribute to the remarkable growth we’re experiencing across the province.” Those looking at the Main Street program may also be interested in applying for SaskCulture’s Municipal Cultural Engagement and Planning (MCEP) grant.
InterAction Events: Canada’s Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Program
The Inter-Action Events stream provides funding to community based events that foster one or more of the following: 1) Intercultural/interfaith understanding, 2) Civic memory and pride, or 3) Respect for core democratic values. For details on how to apply see: Funding Guidelines – Inter-Action (Events) and General Application Form (GAF).
Creative Industries Transition Fund
The Saskatchewan Arts Board is now accepting applications for the new Creative Industries Transition Fund. This short-term grant program is available to Saskatchewan artists, professional arts organizations, companies, producers, and creative industry sector organizations. For more information and to apply, please visit www.artsboard.sk.ca.
Immigrant Access Fund
The Immigrant Access Fund provides micro loans to immigrants who need help to pay for the costs associated with obtaining the Canadian accreditation or training that will allow them to work in their profession or trade. Micro loans have been proven globally to be an effective tool to alleviate poverty among people unable to access mainstream credit due to lack of employment, credit history, and collateral. IAF is applying this body of knowledge to the licensing and training requirements of Canada’s skilled newcomers. Form more information, visit http://www.iafcanada.org/
Canadian Heritage launches new Community Celebrations Fund
The Department of Canadian Heritage has launched the Toronto 2015 Pan American & Parapan American Games – Community Celebrations Fund to support cultural activities that will be held across Canada for the 2015 Pan and Parapan American Games. This new $3.6 million fund will allow organizations, educational institutions and governments to organize celebrations and community activities over the next two years and throughout the Games. More details on applying for funding are available here.
New Canadians Community Band Grant
The Saskatchewan Band Association provides grants to encourage New Canadians to participate in community bands across Saskatchewan. More>>>