Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant


February 15, 2019

If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Type of Funding: Project Funding

The Community Cultural Engagement and Planning Grant (CCEP) aims to support Saskatchewan municipalities and First Nations Bands wanting to explore and plan for the creative and cultural potential of their community through cultural engagement and planning initiatives. 


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 50% Up to a $5,000 grant 50% of eligible expenses



The CCEP program objectives are to:

  • Support initiatives that explore, engage and plan for culture and the cultural life of a community;
  • Support cultural planning, development and investment that is coordinated and integrated with community planning and community development;
  • Support initiatives aimed at increasing communication, collaboration and cooperation amongst cultural organizations and between cultural organizations and other organizations in the community (examples: business, education, health, tourism, social, environmental): and
  • Support partnerships that promote cultural vitality, creativity and economic sustainability. Partnerships may include organizations in the culture, business, social and environmental sectors.

Project Eligibility:

Projects will fall in one of the four streams:

  1. Research: information gathering, identification of cultural and community assets, mapping assets, assessment, analysis of data, evaluation, feasibility studies, surveys, publishing of research findings, etc.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Implementation: projects will be implementation initiatives resulting from a community culture plan or other plan that has focused on culture in the community.


Urban and rural municipalities, and First Nations Bands are eligible to apply.

Before You Apply

  • Read the program guidelines; and
  • All applicants, especially new applicants, are strongly urged to discuss their request with the grant coordinator prior to submission well in advance of the deadline.
  • If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.

Past Recipients

  • 2018 CCEP Adjudication Results Download
  • 2017 CCEP Adjudication Results Download
  • 2016 MCEP Adjudication Results Download

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