Tuesday, November 20, 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. 

Cover Sheet
• Name of applicant.
• Contact person with address and phone number.
• Project title.
• Amount of the grant requested.
• Project start and completion dates.

Project Proposal
• Project Summary – a concise summary of the project (maximum 5-8 lines)
• What is the purpose? Be specific.
• Why this project is needed? Be specific.
• What are the overall objectives?
• What are the expected outcomes? Be specific.
• Who are your partners in the project?
• Detailed description of the project.
• Why is this project needed and how the need was determined?
• Provide a description of the target population, existing services and the community need. (i.e.: how many youth and what need is required)
• What concern will be addressed and why?
• Who will benefit and how? (i.e.: will it be the community and the youth participating)
• How will participants be selected?
• How will the Aboriginal community be involved in the project?
• How will the results be measured? Describe the anticipated result in concrete terms.
• How does this funding request relate to the funding organizations purpose, objectives and priorities?
• If this project is being considered for funding by another funding body, please provide details of that request and contact information of the granting agency.

Budget
• Must Answer the following:
• Does the budget balance?
• Can the project be accomplished with this budget?
• Are the costs realistic and does it fit the criteria?
• What is the total amount requested from the funding agency?
• Is the budget consistent with the proposed activities?
• What other funding is available?

Action plan and project timelines
• What are the proposed start and end dates.
• Schedule of activities (proposed tasks and key dates).
• Projected outcomes (experience gained, success, results, etc).
• Who is responsible for what (how is the community involved in the project and what is their involvement)?

Evaluation
• How will you determine if the goals will be met?
• What information will be required by the granting organization, for “follow-up” of the application?

Supporting Material
• Your organization profile (mandate, length of existence, Board of Directors, etc).
• Your organization’s information (non-profit status - Certificate, annual report, etc.).
• Letters of support from partnering organizations.
• Financial statements (overall operating budget for the upcoming year).
• Other information (make sure the application is signed and dated, provide original, document is formatted, etc).

Follow-up
• Maintain accurate financial records.
• State how the project how was beneficial and why?
• Who did the project impact and what was the outcome?
• How was success measured? Try to use statistical information or feedback forms from your evaluation material.


* Source: Urban Multi-purpose Grant Helpsheet, Government of Canada

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.