Monday, July 16, 2018

Building Communities through Sport, Culture and Recreation

This web site has been developed to provide easy access to tools, resources, information and contacts that will be of assistance to you, as a community leader, in the development and implementation of sport, culture and recreation programs in your Saskatchewan community.

Sport, culture and recreation can help build communities and leaders of tomorrow. There are so many benefits to being involved. Your leadership is crucial to providing participation opportunities for all Saskatchewan people.

Community Resource Guide

An overview of sport, culture and recreation “global” organizations designed to assist community leaders in the development and implementation of sport, culture and recreation programs in Saskatchewan. 

Grant Writing Tips

Seven Things To Do Before Writing Your Grant Proposal

1) Identify the need
You should prepare a statement that describes the need for your program or project. Include statistical data that supports your need (i.e.: needs assessment). Identify the programming needs of your community. (i.e.: grassroots programming).

2) Collect background information about your organization
You should have readily available documentation about your organization. This collection of information should include your organization’s mission statement, a list of accomplishments, a list of previous granting organizations and the programs funded, and the resumes of key staff members and financial statements.

3) Develop a grant writing team
A grant writing team supports and assists the writer. Who will conduct the research and who will write? Assess the skills of each member to determine who will be responsible for each task. Who will compile the budget information, typing, make copies etc?

4) Research/Identify the funding sources
Many organizations have websites on the Internet providing guidelines for funding programs and application information. As you identify potential funding organizations, ask yourself the following questions, does the organization’s mission match our needs? Do we meet the funding organizations eligibility requirements and criteria for funding? Is there a good possibility of getting funding?

5) Contact potential granting organizations
Contact granting organizations by phone, email, fax or mail. Grant programs usually have a website that lists the contact person. Mail a letter of intent, to see if your organization qualifies.

6) Contact previous grant recipients
Ask awarded grant recipients questions regarding the funding organizations process. Why do you think your organization was successful? What process did you use in the proposal process?

7) Develop a plan
This plan should include a list of your program/project goals and objectives. An outline of the elements of the proposal and who is responsible (ie: finance – follow-up). An activity schedule detailing who will do what and when. Proposal readiness, be aware of deadline dates and plan accordingly.


* Adapted from “Organizing the Grant Writing Process: 7 Things to do Before Writing” by Michelle K. Carter

Miscellaneous

A range of tools to assist community leaders in the areas of grant-writing and program development.

Grant Writing Tips
Sections of the Grant
Do’s and Don’ts of Proposal Writing
Writing and Layout Tips
Sample Budget
Glossary of Terms
Grant Types
Time Management Tips
Organizational Tips
Program Considerations

Funding for Sport, Culture & Recreation

A range of funding programs are available that will help cover some of the costs of providing sport, culture and recreation programs in Saskatchewan communities.  Some funding programs are available to specifically support First Nations and Métis sport, culture and recreation participation.