Small Grant Accessibility Program

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Deadlines

February 10, 2023

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

Type of Funding: Project/Initiative

The Small Grant Accessibility Program (SGAP) 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.

Amount

The maximum grant amount is 100% of eligible expenses, up to a maximum $2,000.

Purpose

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 detail.

If you are unsure whether your initiative fits the purpose of this grant, please contact SaskCulture to discuss options.

Eligibility

Incorporated Non-Profit organizations in Saskatchewan – All incorporated non-profit organizations must:

  • 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;
  • not have been awarded a SaskCulture grant in the past three years; and
  • be in good standing with Information Services Corporation (ISC) and SaskCulture.

Unincorporated Non-Profit organizations in Saskatchewan – All unincorporated non-profit organizations must:

  • have a primarily cultural mandate in Arts, Heritage, Multiculturalism or Cultural Industries as defined by SaskCulture’s Cultural Policy, or otherwise demonstrate engagement in cultural activity;
  • §  Must have a Canadian bank account in the organization’s name: if approved, the grant payment will be paid to this account. A void cheque will be required for confirmation and setting up Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
  • Liability waiver signed by at least two Board/Committee/Decision Makers (Control and Structure Information)

First Nation or Municipality – The applicant 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.

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.
 

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;
  • They need to carefully read the grant guidelines for COVID-19 guidelines regarding large in-person public events;
  • 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 us.