Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant
February 15, 2023If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
Type of Funding: Project Funding
SaskCulture’s Community Cultural Engagement and Planning grant program is accessible by municipalities, First Nations, Tribal Councils, Métis Locals or Métis Regions in Saskatchewan to plan for the cultural life of a community.
|Stream||Percent Funded||Grant Request Amount||Applicant Contribution|
|Research||100%||Up to a $5,000 grant||$0|
|Engagement||100%||Up to a $5,000 grant||$0|
|Development of a Culture Plan||50%||Up to a $20,000 grant||50% of eligible expenses|
|Implementation||100%||Up to a $5,000 grant||0%|
The Community Cultural Engagement & Planning (CCEP) grant program aims to support research, community engagement, cultural planning, community investment and development, and collaboration and partnerships between various cultural organizations and community sectors that promote cultural vitality and economic sustainability.
CCEP has four Streams:
- Research: information gathering, identification of cultural and community assets, mapping assets, assessment, analysis of data, evaluation, feasibility studies, surveys, publishing of research findings, etc.
- Engagement: community engagement and/or consultation initiatives related to culture in a community. Projects could include: public meetings, town hall meetings, facilitated discussions, focus groups, building community knowledge and capacity through presentations/guest speakers followed by discussions, etc.
- Development of a Culture Plan: a community culture plan will be the outcome of this stream. Applicants can include research and community engagement as part of this stream or the project could follow previously completed research and community engagement.
- Implementation: projects will be implementation initiatives resulting from a community culture plan or other plan that has a focus on culture in the community.
If you are unsure whether your project fits within a stream of this grant, please contact the Outreach Consultant, or see the list of Past Recipients and Related Success Stories below.
All funds are to be used for the benefit of cultural development in Saskatchewan and for residents of Saskatchewan.
Applicants must select one of the streams that best fits the activities of the proposed project.
Projects must address a community-identified need and demonstrate community support and involvement.
Multiple submissions will not be considered:
- Applicants may only submit one proposal per CCEP deadline;
- If the applicant already has an outstanding/overdue SaskCulture grant, a second proposal will not be considered until the current one is reconciled.
- If the applicant’s current CCEP grant is wrapping up during the time of application for another deadline, contact SaskCulture for options.
- Applicants may not apply to multiple SaskCulture funding programs to support the same activity for the same timeframe.
Eligible projects must start no sooner than eight (8) weeks after the application deadline, and must end within twelve (12) months of the project start date. Projects that commence sooner than 8 weeks after the deadline will not be considered.
Preference will be given to applicants that have not received a grant in the previous twelve (12) months.
Eligible Applicants are:
- An urban or rural municipality* or First Nation or Tribal Council or Métis Local or Métis Region in Saskatchewan. The applicant must:
- be in good standing with the Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program; and
- have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture.
Municipalities, First Nations, Tribal Councils, Métis Locals or Métis Regions that have overdue follow-up reports within the Lottery-funded system are ineligible.
*An example of an urban or rural municipality applicant is the Town of Kipling or the RM of Livingston
Before You Apply
- Read the program guidelines; and
- All applicants, especially new applicants, are strongly urged to discuss their request with the Outreach Consultant prior to submission well in advance of the deadline.
Due to the COVID-19 implications and government restrictions, SaskCulture wants applicants to this funding program to know that:
- All applicants will be required to agree, within the application, that they will follow appropriate public health guidelines
- They need to carefully read the grant guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions regarding large in-person public events;
- Groups are encouraged to consider requesting support for online-based cultural activities;
- Applicants are encouraged to organize events with clearly articulated cancellation policies and agreements on payments; and
- SaskCulture requires written or verbal notice of postponements or cancellations of funded events and activities.
If you have any questions about SaskCulture programs and services, please contact Outreach Consultant listed on this page.