Grants

This list of grants available to Saskatchewan municipalities is provided as a service to members. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy, this list should not be considered exhaustive or definitive. Click on a focus area below to go directly to those grants. Please contact suma@suma.org if you have a grant to add. 

Accessibility

Community Initatives Fund | Community Grant Program - Annual Grants | Up to $25,000 for the delivery of projects and programs that benefit Saskatchewan residents | Deadlines: April 1 & October 1

Community Initatives Fund | Community Grant Program – Summer Grants | Up to $5,000 for the delivery of projects and programs that benefit Saskatchewan residents | Deadline: February 1

Employment and Social Development Canada | Enabling Accessibility in Workplaces and Communities | Funding for programs that enhance skills for employment, and could cover wage subsidy, self-employment, enhanced employment assistance services and, employer awareness | Year-round

Government of Saskatchewan  | Transit Assistance for People with Disabilities Program | Funding to help municipalities provide paratransit services | Deadline:  February 28

Community Development

Citizen and Immigration Canada | Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Funding | Up to $25,000 for events that foster multiculturalism and creating an integrated, socially-cohesive society | Year-round

Community Initatives Fund | Community Grant Program - Annual Grants | Up to $25,000 for the delivery of projects and programs that benefit Saskatchewan residents | Deadlines: April 1 & October 1

Community Initatives Fund | Community Grant Program – Summer Grants | Up to $5,000 for the delivery of projects and programs that benefit Saskatchewan residents | Deadline: February 1

Employment and Social Development Canada | Career Focus | Funding for range of activities that enable youth make more informed career decisions and develop their skills | Year-round

Employment and Social Development Canada | Foreign Credential Recognition Program | Up to $10,000 for programs to help internationally trained individuals to obtain their Canadian certification | Year-round

Employment and Social Development Canada | Skills Link | Up to $25,000 per program participant available to employers who offer eligible activities to youth who face barriers to employment; for projects up to 30 weeks | Year-round

Employment and Social Development Canada | New Horizons for Seniors Program | Grants and contributions for projects led or inspired by seniors who want to make a difference in their communities | Year-round

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada| Family Violence Prevention Program | Funding for annual or multi-year community-driven prevention projects such as public awareness campaigns, conferences, workshops, stress and anger management seminars, support groups, and community needs assessments on and off-reserve is open also to non-Indigenous communities whose mandate includes service to First Nations, Inuit and/or Métis | March

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor | First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund | Up to $15,000 for community projects or $45,000 for regional or multi-party projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations in supporting safe communities, strong families, student achievement and/or economic growth | Year-round

Richardson International Ltd. | Community Donations | Funding for local initiatives that enhance the quality of life in the communities in which Richardson operates | Year-round

SGI | Community Grants Program | Usually about $1,000 per project to help local organizations offset the cost of traffic safety and brain injury prevention programs | Deadlines: October 31, February 28

Economic Development

Employment and Social Development Canada | Canada Summer Jobs | Funding to help employers create meaningful work experience in the form of full-time summer job opportunities for students. It is designed to focus on local priorities, while helping both students and their communities. Wage subsidy of up to 50% of the provincial minimum wage to public sector employers | January

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor | First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund | Up to $15,000 for community projects or $45,000 for regional or multi-party projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations in supporting safe communities, strong families, student achievement and/or economic growth | Year-round

Western Economic Development Canada | Western Diversification Fund | Funding for clean technology or indigenous economic development projects that help to develop and diversify the western Canadian economy, and activities where economic and/or employment benefits accrue primarily within Western Canada | February

Federation of Canadian Municipalities | Municipal Asset Management Program | Grants to help your municipality strengthen its asset management practices. This will help you make the most of every infrastructure dollar. It will help you secure the future of your transportation systems, drinking water and wastewater systems, buildings and other key infrastructure. It will equip you to continue providing your community with reliable services and a high quality of life. FCM’s Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) funding will be especially helpful if you are a small or medium-sized community. | There is no deadline to submit an application, however grants are subject to fund availability

Environment

Closed Loop Foundation | Closed Loop Fund | $250,000 to $5 million or more, in interest-free one- to 10-year loans for investments in recycling infrastructure including carts, trucks, receptacles, processing plants (Materials Recovery Facilities), facility upgrades, secondary processing plants or emerging technology | Year round

Federation of Canadian Municipalities | Green Municipal Fund | Up to $1.5 million in funding,  resources and access to low interest loans for municipal sustainable development projects | Deadlines vary

Government of Saskatchewan | Impacted Sites Fund | Saskatchewan municipalities can apply for funding to clean up abandoned, environmentally impacted sites through the Impacted Sites Fund. | Deadlines vary

Governance

Government of Saskatchewan | Targeted Sector Support Initiative | Funds for projects that help encourage inter-community collaboration and good governance in Saskatchewan municipalities | Deadlines vary

Housing

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation | Seed Funding | Funding and interest-free loans to cover proposal and development stage of affordable housing projects | Year-round

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation | Affordable Rental Innovation Fund | Funds to support building of new, accessible, affordable rental housing units | Year-round

Infrastructure

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation | Seed Funding | Funding and interest-free loans to cover proposal and development stage of affordable housing projects | Year-round

Closed Loop Foundation | Closed Loop Fund | $250,000 to $5 million or more, in interest-free one- to 10-year loans for investments in recycling infrastructure including carts, trucks, receptacles, processing plants (Materials Recovery Facilities), facility upgrades, secondary processing plants or emerging technology | Year round

Farm Credit Canada | FCC AgriSpirit Fund | Up to $25,000 for communities with less than 150,000 population to fund capital projects | April

Federation of Canadian Municipalities | Green Municipal Fund | Up to $1.5 million in funding,  resources and access to low interest loans for municipal sustainable development projects | Deadlines vary

Federation of Canadian Municipalities | Municipal Asset Management Program | Training and funds to equip municipal decision-makers with the necessary tools to make infrastructure dollars go further.

Government of Canada | Canada Community Revitalization Fund | The Canada Community Revitalization Fund is a two-year, $500 million national infrastructure program to revitalize communities across Canada. | Deadline: July 23, 2021

Government of Saskatchewan | Community Airport Partnership | Up to $275,000 in matching grants intended to cover capital costs of airport rehabilitations and upgrades | March

Government of Saskatchewan | Northern Capital Grants Program | Funding for build or purchase of municipal infrastructure and capital assets | Year-round

Government of Saskatchewan | Northern Water and Sewer Program | Funding to help northern communities with new water and sewer systems or expansion, upgrading, or replacement of existing water and sewer systems | Year-round

Government of Saskatchewan | Provincial Disaster Assistance Program | Funding to help communities recover from the effects of natural disasters, including flooding, tornadoes, plow winds and other severe weather | Deadline:  Within six months of the disaster

Infrastructure Canada | Federal Gas Tax Fund | Funds for local infrastructure projects | Deadlines: various, refer to link

Veterans Affairs | Community War Memorial | The Community War Memorial funding supports the construction, restoration or expansion of a community war memorial. | Deadlines: the first business day of January, April, July and October.

Veterans Affairs | Community Engagement Partnership Fund | Funding for commemorative projects to pay tribute to Canadian veterans who died in service| Deadlines: first business day of January, April, July and October

Public Safety

Justice Canada | Family Violence Initiative | Funding for short term projects to conduct pilot projects that improve the justice system’s response to family violence | Year-round

Justice Canada | Youth Justice Fund - Guns, Gangs and Drugs | Up to $500,000 in funding for research and programming for youth vulnerable to gun, gang and drug activities | Year-round

Justice Canada | Federal Victims Strategy - Project Funding | Funding for projects to meet the needs of victims of crime | Year-round

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor | First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund | Up to $15,000 for community projects or $45,000 for regional or multi-party projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations in supporting safe communities, strong families, student achievement and/or economic growth | Year-round

Public Safety Canada | National Crime Prevention Strategy | Time-limited funding in the form of grants and contributions for projects that contribute to preventing and reducing crime in Canada and to increasing knowledge about what works in crime prevention. | Deadline: July 31

SGI | Provincial Traffic Safety Fund Grant | Individuals representing municipalities and Indigenous lands/territories can apply for a grant to undertake traffic safety initiatives in their communities. Grants of up to $100,000 per initiative are available. | Deadlines: March 31 and September 30 

Recreation, Arts, and Culture

Cameco | Creative Kids Northern Cultural Program Fund | Up to $7,500 funding for organizations in the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District to provide cultural, artistic or creative programming for children and youth outside of school hours | Deadline: March 15

Citizen and Immigration Canada | Inter-Action Multiculturalism Grants and Contributions Funding  | Up to $25,000 for events that foster multiculturalism and creating an integrated, socially-cohesive society | Year-round

Canadian Heritage | Canada Cultural Spaces Fund | Funds that support the improvement of physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation. | Year-round

Canadian Heritage | Building Communities through Arts and Heritage - Community Anniversaries | Up to $200,000 for non-recurring festivals that present the work of local artists and performers, for the general public | Deadline: January 31 

Canadian Heritage | Building Communities through Arts and Heritage - Festivals | Up to $200,000 for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists and performers, for the general public | Deadline: January 31

Canadian Heritage | Building Communities through Arts and Heritage - Legacy Fund | Up to $500,000 matching grant for capital projects to commemorate a local historical event or personality | Year-round

Canadian Heritage | Celebrate Canada | Event funding for activities to celebrate National Aboriginal Day (June 21), Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day (June 24), Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27) and Canada Day (July 1) | Deadline: November 

Office of the Provincial Interlocutor | First Nations and Métis Community Engagement Project Fund | Up to $15,000 for community projects or $45,000 for regional or multi-party projects that involve practical arrangements and partnerships with First Nations and/or Métis communities, agencies or non-profit organizations in supporting safe communities, strong families, student achievement and/or economic growth | Year-round

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) | Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant | Up to $1000 available to active members of SPRA for recreational programming targetting the diverse population within the member community | April

Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) | Métis Recreational Development Grant | Up to $2000 available to active members of SPRA for development of new recreation opportunities or initiatives for Métis people in Saskatchewan | April

SaskCulture | Culture Days Funding Assistance | Up to $1,000 for events and activities coinciding with Culture Days Sept 30 – Oct 2 | May

SaskCulture | Community Cultural Engagement and Planning | Up to $25,000 in matching funds for municipal initiatives that explore, engage, and plan for the culture and cultural life of a community | February 15

SaskCulture | Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Leadership Grant | Up to $30,000 to help support the sharing of cultural skills and knowledge with young peoples through mentorship opportunities | April 15 and October 15

SaskCulture | Museum Grant Program | Funding to help museums achieve operational excellence | Deadline: November 30

SaskEnergy | Community BBQ Program | Provision of a BBQ trailer and up to $500 to cover food costs to support for community events taking place between May 1 to Sept 30; available in Moose Jaw, Swift Current, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Yorkton, Weyburn and Regina | Year-round

SaskEnergy | Community Fund | Cash and inkind donations such as lanyards, tents, door prizes, raffle items, etc. up to $1000 | Year-round

Veterans Affairs | Community War Memorial | The Community War Memorial funding supports the construction, restoration or expansion of a community war memorial. | Deadlines: the first business day of January, April, July and October.

Veterans Affairs | Community Engagement Partnership Fund | Funding for commemorative projects to pay tribute to Canadian veterans who died in service| Deadlines: It is strongly recommended that applications be submitted at least three (3) months before your project’s start date.