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. 

Do’s and Don’ts of Proposal Writing

Do
• Make contact with a real person
• Plan ahead so that your proposal isn’t rushed or crisis related
• Show that you know who else is working in the field and what they are doing
• Involve others in editing the proposal
• Explain acronyms
• Keep it short not more than 10 pages for the body of the proposal and less if possible
• Show that you care about the work- show some passion
• Pitch the tone correctly- be human rather than academic, let the human story come through, but don’t go overboard with emotion.

Don’t
• Take a “one proposal” fits all approach
• “Pad” your budget to include things that are not relevant to the project
• Hide information the funder needs to know
• Send so much documentation that the reader gives up before he/she begins
• Assume that the funder knows all about you so you don’t need to bother to present yourself well
• Use unnecessary jargon
• Make the project fit the funding criteria at the expense of what you think needs to be done

 

* Source: Writing a Funding Proposal Toolkit by Janet Shapiro (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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.