Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund

Deadlines

June 1, 2021

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

Type of Funding: Project Funding

COVID-19 NOTICE

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, as stated in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open plan;
  • 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.
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The Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund (CKNCF) provides funding for cultural, artistic or creative inter-active activities for children and youth ages 4 to 19 in northern Saskatchewan (within the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District boundaries. Please see District Map). This funding initiative is made possible thanks to the support of Sask Lotteries.

Partnership with the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District

SaskCulture Inc. and Creative Kids are working in partnership with the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District to assist in the promotion, support and delivery of the Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund. Applicants are encouraged to connect with Northern District staff for guidance regarding their application. Please visit www.nscrd.com/info/contact-us-1.html to contact a district representative in your area.

Amount

Maximum Grant Amount: Up to 100% of eligible project expenses, to a maximum of $5,000.

Purpose

The Creative Kids Northern Cultural Fund aims to fund programs that support and strengthen the mission, vision and goals of the Creative Kids Program which include:

  • connecting children and youth to unique, life-changing artistic and cultural experiences in their communities;
  • providing all children and youth with the opportunity to participate in creative activities regardless of economic barriers they may face;
  • providing financial support so all kids have an opportunity to participate in creative activities like drama, art, dance, culture, and music; and
  • supporting cultural programming, which is critical to a healthy, vibrant community.

Priority will be given to:

  • The equitable distribution of funds across the northern District;
  • Projects and organizations not already funded significantly by other Lottery-supported grant programs;
  • Projects with a focus on implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action or other reconciliation efforts. 

Eligibility

  • All activities must take place within the established boundary of the Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District and be for children and youth located in that district (see district map).
  • Programs must demonstrate a primary cultural, artistic or creative focus.
  • All activities, expenditures and follow up reports must be expended and/or completed within 12 months of the program start date.
  • Programs must be for children and youth ages 4 to 19 facing financial barriers to cultural, creative, or artistic participation.
  • Projects that commence sooner than 4 weeks after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Retroactive program funding is not eligible.

Before You Apply

Step One - Who Can Apply?

Download and review the grant Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Two - What Costs are Covered?

Download and review the Eligibility Guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Three - What Projects are Eligible

Download and review the Project Eligibility guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Four -  What Costs are Covered?

Download and review the Eligible Costs guidelines (posted in right-hand column).

Step Five - Are You Ready to Apply?

Download and review the Application Checklist & Sample Questions (posted in right-hand column).

Step Six - Contact Us

Contact a Northern District staff representative in your area before submitting an application. Visit www.nscrd.com/info/contact-us-1.html for contact information.

Step Seven - Apply!

Sign-up or log-in to SaskCulture's Online Grant Platform to complete and submit your application.

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