Small Grant Accessibility Program
July 9, 2021If the deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline becomes the next business day.
Type of Funding: Project/Initiative
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 measures, as stated in the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-Open plan;
- They need to carefully read the grant guidelines for COVID-19 restrictions;
- Applicants are encouraged to organize initiatives 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 the Grants Administrator listed on this page.
The Small Grant Accessibility Program is a pilot grant program that aims to provide support to grassroots, unique and innovative cultural initiatives that respond to emergent needs or changes in the cultural sector, and create access and pathway for first-time and under-served applicants.
The maximum grant amount is 100% of eligible expenses up to $2,000.
The SGAP objectives are to:
- support new or underserved organizations that have never been awarded a SaskCulture grant;
- support grassroots, unique and innovative cultural initiatives;
- respond to emergent needs, time-sensitive opportunities or changes in the cultural sector;
- encourage youth-led cultural initiatives and leadership opportunities for young cultural leaders;
- support and strengthen communities through cultural activities in Saskatchewan, at the individual, group, and community level; and
- support the development and capacity of cultural organizations through professional development courses.
Priority will be given to initiatives that:
- provide significant opportunities to meet the objectives of the SGAP;
- deliver relevant cultural activities based on cultural impact, accessibility and service to communities;
- do not fit the criteria and timeline for other SaskCulture grant programs;
- take place in the province's northern and/or rural or otherwise underserved communities; and
- are supported by clear initiative plans and budget details.
- Unincorporated Non-Profit organizations in Saskatchewan, which have a primarily cultural mandate in Arts, Heritage, Multiculturalism or Cultural Industries as defined by SaskCulture’s Cultural Policy, or otherwise demonstrate significant engagement in cultural activity. Unincorporated organizations must have a Canadian bank account in the organization’s name and a liability waiver signed by at least two Board/Committee/Decision Makers.
- Incorporated Non-Profit (in good standing) organizations in Saskatchewan, which have a primarily cultural mandate in Arts, Heritage, Multiculturalism or Cultural Industries as defined by SaskCulture’s Cultural Policy, or otherwise demonstrate significant engagement in cultural activity.
- First Nations or Municipalities must be in good standing with the Sask Lotteries Community Grant Program; not have been awarded a SaskCulture grant in the past three years; and have no outstanding grant follow-ups due to SaskCulture.
Applicants must not have been awarded a SaskCulture grant in the past three years.
Before You Apply
Applicants are encouraged to consult with SaskCulture prior to submitting an application for pre-application advice.
- SaskCulture will review applications to confirm basic eligibility requirements have been met. If a submission is ineligible, the applicant will be notified.
- Applications will be reviewed by a panel of SaskCulture staff, who will focus on the set criteria outlined in the ‘Application Assessment’ section of the guidelines, to ensure a quick turnaround.
- Applicants can expect to be informed of funding results within four (4) weeks of the application.