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. 

Divide projects/programs into smaller manageable sub tasks
• Distributed tasks - work out over a given period
• Affords grant seeker a sense of control over work
• Provides grant seeker with sense of accomplishment

Keep a master calendar for each fiscal year
• Use large wall-size calendar - list all fixed commitments i.e., responsibilities, meetings, etc.
• List all projects/program start and completion dates.

Create weekly schedules
• Determine hour-by-hour schedule for the week
• Highlight project/program application and follow-ups due
• Each day look at weekly calendar and formulate a prioritized “to do” list.
• Establish priorities and set time accordingly

Set aside project/program assessment and writing time

Long-range project planning
• Count backwards from the due date and estimate time needed for each phase of the project/program
• Always allow more time than is actually needed

Unscheduled time
• Use it for organizing project/program assessment
• Summarize project/program
• Make up evaluation sheets for a project/program to utilize community feedback

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.