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

Employment and Social Development Canada |Youth Accessibility Leader | Funding to provide an opportunity for dynamic youth who want to demonstrate leadership and a commitment to their communities to have a direct impact in the lives of persons with disabilities | Deadline: October 17

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

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

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

Southeast Sask Economic Partnership  | Municipal Coal Transition Assistance Program  | The MCTAP was developed by the Province of Saskatchewan as part of its plan to support communities while they transition from coal-based industries to other economic possibilities. This program supports municipalities and businesses in the southeast transition region of Saskatchewan and is designed to attract investment and advance economic development and diversification opportunities in the area. Eligible applications must focus on the creation, support, expansion or improvement of jobs in the local community.  | Deadlines December 10, March 11 2022, June 10 2022, September 9 2022, December 9, 2022 and March 10 2023. | Application Form 

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 | Apply Here | Deadline for Fall 2022 intake November 15 2022 

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: March

Government of Saskatchewan | Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) | The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan signed a bilateral agreement in 2018 for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). The program will provide more than $900 million in federal funding for all types of Saskatchewan infrastructure projects. | Deadline November 29, 2022

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 | Canada Community-Building Fund | Funds for local infrastructure projects | Deadlines: various, refer to link

Natural Resources Canada | ISO 50001 Financial Assistance Program for Buildings | Funding to help commercial and institutional building owners and operators implement the ISO 50001 energy management system standard to save energy and money, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. | Deadline: October 21, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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 | Métis Cultual Development Fund | Up to $10,000 to help support community-based activities and initiatives that preserve, strengthen and transmit Métis culture and traditions | September 29 and April 14

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.