Sask Lotteries

The Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program helps volunteer-operated, non-profit community organizations develop sport, culture and recreation programs. The program is a partnership involving the Government of Saskatchewan, Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture Inc. and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Inc., and it's goal is to enable communities to create sport, culture and recreation programs that are unique to the needs of local residents. First Nation band councils, northern settlements and municipal governments (city, town, village, organized hamlet or rural municipality) are eligible to apply. These authorities distribute funds to local non-profit volunteer community groups to provide programs.The goal of the program is to get people involved in sport, culture and recreation activities by enabling communities to address the needs of local residents.

A portion of the total grant must be used for programs aimed at increasing participation for under- represented populations within your community. Examples include indigenous people, seniors, women, youth at risk, economically disadvantaged, persons with a disability and single-parent families. The under-represented requirement can be met by including under-represented populations in regular programs and/or by creating special programs to meet their needs.

Program Criteria:

  • Expenditures must be directly related to the delivery of a sport, culture or recreation program. 
  • Follow-ups verifying project expenditures must be submitted and completed by a member of the organization/group receiving funding. 
  • Evidence of the direct involvement of under-represented populations in the planning, operating and evaluating of activities to be supported by the grant must be included in the follow-up report. 
  • Groups receiving grants must publicly acknowledge Saskatchewan Lotteries within their activities. 

The following expenditures are INELIGIBLE: 

  • Construction, renovation, retro-fit and repairs to buildings/facilities (includes fixing doors, shingling roofs, flooring, moving/hauling dirt, etc.)
  • Property taxes, insurance • Alcoholic beverages 
  • Per diems / day money 
  • Food or food related costs (including catering supplies, coffee pots, coffee, BBQs, etc.) 
  • Membership fees in other lottery-funded organizations 
  • Prizes, cash, gifts, awards, honorariums, trophies, plaques and badges 
  • Out-of-province activities and travel 
  • Donations 
  • Subsidization of wages for full-time employees. NOTE: Eligible employment expenditures must be no more than 35 hours a week and no more than 90 days in a grant period (or 455 hours) 
  • Uniforms or personal items such as sweatbands and hats; and 
  • Other expenses that the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund may deem inappropriate.

General Information:

All organizations that have submitted an application will be notified in writing whether their application has been approved or denied as well as the amount allocated to them. Detailed follow-up requirements will be sent to each organization once their funding has been approved.