The City of Saskatoon provides a number of grant programs to assist registered non-profit groups to provide programs in the Saskatoon area.
City staff are available to help applicants; organizations applying for a grant are encouraged to contact staff prior to the application deadline date.
Grants are not provided to individuals, and there are no travel grants.
**New for 2018*** We are now accepting applications for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant and Environmental Grant through on-line forms. Please read the program guidelines and prepare your application information before filling out the on-line form. The application process will not time out; however you will not be able to save work, close the form, and return to it later.
One-Time Sports Grant For Minor Capital Projects
This program is no longer available.
This one-time grant provided funding for capital projects to sports organizations based in Saskatoon. This program was funded by a generous donation from the Saskatoon Sports Council.
Please download the Follow-up Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.
A total of $50,000 is allocated to non-profit organizations, ad hoc groups, businesses or for-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the WinterCityYXE goals and objectives.
Grant categories are:
Winter Comfort and Access:
- Projects that improve comfort and accessibility in the winter (eg. winterizing outdoor patios, grooming trails or walking paths, adding wind breaks).
- Urban design installations which celebrate winter.
- Events, festivals and activities that build enthusiasm for winter by taking advantage of winter opportunities and celebrate the fun quality of life.
2018 Grant Application
Links to the application form and guidance document are provided below.
Applications for 2018 are due on May 18, 2018.
For more information, please contact Environmental & Corporate Initiatives at email@example.com or (306) 986-3096.
Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant
The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm January 15, 2019.
For groups registered under the Sask Non-Profit Corporations Act offering eligible sports, culture, or recreation projects for Saskatoon residents.
Please read the program guidelines and prepare your application information prior to filling out the on-line form; the application process will not time-out; however, you will not be able to save work, close the form, and return to it later. Please download the Follow-Up Report Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.
Assistance to Community Groups - Cash Grant Social (part of the Saskatoon Collaborative Funders Partnership)
Website opens January 15, 2019 and closes February 15, 2019 website: saskatoongrants.ca
To be eligible for this grant, an organization must be registered as a nonprofit organization under The Non-Profit Corporations Act of Saskatchewan or under The Co-operative Act of Saskatchewan or registered as a charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency. Not applicable for sport, culture, or recreation projects.
Objective - to support human service groups in activities that are of general benefit to Saskatoon citizens and enhances their quality of life, especially in relation to the family. Focus is on supports and services to vulnerable populations within our community. Assistance shall not be provided for programs which are considered to be a duplication of services already provided.
Priority - shall be given to those projects and groups which: work in a cooperative and collaborative fashion in the delivery of human services; provide direct services, either pro-active or remedial, that enhance the quality of life for vulnerable citizens of Saskatoon; work with a community development focus to meet demonstrated areas of current and urgent need; demonstrate "client group" involvement demonstrate, by the nature of their activities, the maintenance of a stable community.
Application Guide - check back for an updated version
For more information or to register your organization email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 306-986-3026.
Assistance to Community Groups - Cash Grant Environmental
Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Environmental Grant - please visit the Environmental Grant webpage for more info on the projects funded for 2018-19.
*NEW for 2019* - a total of $30,000 will be allocated to local non-profit organizations implementing initiatives that support the City of Saskatoon’s strategic goal of Environmental Leadership, with $10,000 of this total allocated specifically to projects that relate to protection of our water resources and $10,000 to projects that relate to waste diversion. To be eligible for the grant, activities must relate to one of the following categories:
• environmental stewardship;
• climate change mitigation and/or adaptation;
• water conservation;
• waste reduction and/or diversion; and
• environmental education and/or awareness.
Please read the program guidance document and prepare your application information prior to filling out the on-line form. The application process will not time-out; however, you will not be able to save your progress and return to it later.
Sports Participation Grant/Sport Projects Grant
The Sports Participation Grant has been replaced with the Sport Projects Grant. Organizations who previously received funding from the Access and Explore category of the Sports Participation Grant are encouraged to apply to the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program (information on this program is listed above).
The next deadline for the Sport Projects Grant is 4:30 pm, February 15, 2019.
Please download the relevant Form and save it to your computer prior to filling it out.
Youth Sports Subsidy
Application Deadline October 15 Annually.
This program subsidizes the rental cost of facilities required to deliver sports programs to youth who are 18 and under. This program also provides special event grant funds for eligible youth sport organizations hosting events in Saskatoon. Eligible organizations are those currently receiving the Youth Sport Subsidy.
For more information call 306-975-3339
Special Events Grant
This program provides grants to groups/organizations registered under the Sask NON-PROFIT Corporations Act wishing to host major events in Saskatoon. Events must have an event operating expense budget of $100,000 or greater to be eligible.
Application Deadlines are March and October annually. The next deadline for this grant is 4:30 p.m. MARCH 1, 2019.
Special Events Policy No. C03-007 for details.
Event Application Form.pdf
Major Special Event Evaluation Rating Tool
Profile Saskatoon Event Evaluation Rating Tool
For more information and before submitting an application, please call 306-975-3339.
Jack Adilman Fund Capital Grant for Sports
The next deadline for this program is November 1, 2018.
One-time capital projects for registered Non-Profit amateur sports groups.
Please read the program guidelines and prepare your application information before filling out the on-line form. The application process will not time out; however you will not be able to save work, close the form, and return to it later.
The next deadline for this program is 4:30 pm April 1, 2019.
The Culture Grant Program provides funding to 20 flagship cultural organizations; these organizations fall under one of the following categories: Major Arts Institutions; Major Festivals; or Major Heritage or Museum Institutions. A complete list of the organizations funded in the Culture Grant Program can be found in the Grant Results link below.
New applicants must contact the Arts and Grants Consultant prior to making an application.
Registered non-profit groups can apply for one of many sport, community, social services, environmental and arts grants to provide programs in the Saskatoon area.
2018 Grant results for the following programs: Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant, Sports Participation Grant, Environmental Grant, Culture Grant, Cash Grant Social, Stand Alone Grant Program, and One-Time Sports Grant for Minor Capital Projects.
2018 Grant Awards
The City of Saskatoon offers free grant workshops in September each year. Workshops consist of presentations on grant writing and programs followed by an open house with grant program staff. Anyone interested in applying for a grant is encouraged to attend a workshop.