Community Grant Program

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April 1, 2020

October 1, 2020

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

Type of Funding: Project Funding

The Community Grant Program provides grants to support programs and projects that fall within one of these three funding themes:

  • Healthy growth and development of children and youth; 
  • Individual and community wellbeing; 
  • Nonprofit and community leadership. 

CIF expects that all programs funded through the Community Grant Program will be:

  • Inclusive of all ages, ability, gender, income and cultural backgrounds; 
  • Accessible, safe, and age and ability appropriate; 
  • Affordable; 
  • Prevention based with a focus on long term outcomes; 
  • Community based. 

Annual grants support programs that start at least 2 months after the application deadline and are no more than 12 months in length. Programs may be offered continuously throughout the year, may be for a defined time period (e.g., an 8 week program), or may be short-term such as a one-day training session. Eligible annual projects must not be summer programs.

Questions? Refer to the guidelines or contact the CIF Grants Administrator at or 306.780.9308.


Maximum of $25,000 / local project
Maximum of $50,000 / provincial project


To be eligible to apply to CIF, an applicant must be:

  • An incorporated Saskatchewan nonprofit organization whose primary purpose and activities are to benefit Saskatchewan communities; or 
  • A municipality, health region, school or school board proposing a community-based, community-led projects; and 
  • In good standing with CIF (e.g., there are no outstanding reports or re-payments).

Projects must begin after notification of approval by the CIF Board (2 months after the deadline date) and will not be funded retroactively. CIF is not responsible for any costs incurred by applicants for projects that begin prior to notification of the CIF Board’s decision.

Projects that primarily benefit First Nations people living on-reserve are not eligible regardless of where the project occurs. Projects on-reserve may be eligible if the applicant meets eligibility criteria and if the project primarily benefits First Nations people living off-reserve. 

Music festivals, competitions and tournaments, centennials and homecomings, and other events are not eligible. Some events, such as those that promote and support ethno-cultural awareness and education, multiculturalism, or First Nations and Métis cultural identity, may be eligible if they are aligned with the Funding Themes and Priorities and are free to the general public to attend.

Before You Apply

For more information on eligibility, read CIF’s guidelines. Questions? Contact the CIF Grants Administrator at or 306.780.9308.