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. 

Block Grant 
A grant that the Provincial or Federal Government allocates to fund a specific need (ex. The federal government will allocate $2 million in a block grant to schools that provide after-school care for children.) The block is then divided according to a determined formula.

Challenge Grant 
Funder sets fundraising goal for grantseekers to reach.

Capital Grant 
Funding for endowment purposes, construction or equipment.

General Operating Support 
Funding for the general purpose or work of an organization, including personnel, administration, and other expenses for an existing program.

Matching Grant 
Funder agrees to match amount that grantseeker raises in fundraising.

Project/Program Grant 
Funding for specific initiative or new endeavor, not general purpose.

Seed Grant 
Funding designed to help start a new project or charitable activity, or to help a new organization in its start-up phase.

Technology Grant 
Funder donates technological equipment (computers, phone system, etc.).


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.