Grants & Funding

Cheque Out Our Grants!

Recreation doesn't just happen. It takes dedicated people like YOU!

As your Association, SPRA is here to champion our members in all you do to energize Saskatchewan and change lives - that includes providing grant money to help you do it!

We encourage you to apply, and keep checking this page for more updates.

How To Apply

To apply for one of our grant opportunities*:

  • Read the brochure for the grant you want to apply for

  • Review and complete the application requirements

  • Email your grant submission to grants@spra.sk.ca or apply using the Online Grant Portal

*For inquiries on the Community Rink Affordability Grant, read the Eligibility Information. If you need additional support, please email crag@spra.sk.ca

Funding Schedule

Grant Name Release Date Application Deadline  
First Nation Recreation Development Grant Sept. 18, 2020 Nov. 15, 2020  
Forever...in motion Grant Sept. 18, 2020 Nov. 15, 2020  
Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant Nov. 20, 2020 Jan. 15, 2021  
Métis Recreation Development Grant Nov. 20, 2020 Jan. 15, 2021  
Community Rink Affordability Grant Dec. 14, 2020 March 12, 2021  
Leadership Development Grant Jan. 4, 2021 March 1, 2021  
Parks for All Action Grant Jan. 18, 2021 March 15, 2021  
Framework in Action Grant Jan. 18, 2021 March 15, 2021  

Current Funding Opportunities

There are no current funding opportunities available from SPRA.

Check the Upcoming Grants and Funding page for grant opportunities from other funding sources.

Previous Funding Opportunities

Community Rink Affordability Grant

Skating and curling rinks are integral to the creation of vibrant, active, and connected communities in Saskatchewan. These facilities play a critical role in health and wellness, at a time when that has never been more important. Recognizing the escalating operating costs communities and organizations face, SPRA has partnered with the Government of Saskatchewan to offer the Community Rink Affordability Grant.   

A maximum of $2,500 will be available per ice surface to help offset the expenses in eligible indoor skating and curling rinks for the 2020-21 operating season.   

Separate registrations will need to be completed for each ice-skating facility and curling facility. 


Leadership Development Grant

Recreation plays a key role in the lives of every Saskatchewan resident. The quality of leadership is vital to a positive recreation experience for participants. The Leadership Development Grant aims to assist Active members of SPRA in developing recreation opportunities within Saskatchewan, and the community, by increasing the skill level of volunteers and recreational staff.

The Leadership Development Grant will fund a one-time only, skill development opportunity. Part of the application process is to outline how to enhance recreational opportunities within the community.

  • Application Form: Applications are now closed

  • Brochure: Download (PDF)

 

Parks For All Action Grant

The Parks for All Action Grant is a commitment to the National Parks for All Action Plan and aims to support efforts that achieve the Parks for All Vision. Efforts can be local, regional or provincial in scope. Applications should highlight how people will be engaged, and the long term benefits that are expected.

The Parks for All Vision is: Connected Canadian park lands and waters that support healthy nature and healthy people in harmony for generations to come, backed by an active, diverse parks community that cultivates shared goals, mutual respect and collective action.

  • Application Form: Applications are now closed

  • Brochure: Download (PDF)

 

Framework in Action Grant

The SPRA Framework in Action Grant aims to support SPRA member initiatives that advance the goals and priorities identified within The Framework for Recreation in Canada 2015 – Pathways to Wellbeing. Initiatives will show alignment with one (1) of the goals of the Framework and can be local, regional or provincial in scope.

  • Application Form: Applications are now closed

  • Brochure: Download (PDF)

 


Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant

The Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant aims to support SPRA members in developing recreation programs with a focus of integrating newcomers to Canada, First Nations, Métis and ethno-cultural minorities. Opportunities should reflect the diverse population within the member’s community or groups served.

The SPRA Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant is available to fund a one-time only recreation program. The successful applicant will have outlined how their program will promote the continued development of recreation in their community.

  • Application Form:  Applications are now closed

  • Grant Brochure: Download (PDF)

 

Métis Recreation Development Grant

Recreation plays a key role in the lives of every Saskatchewan resident and should be available to all. The SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant Program aims to support SPRA members to develop new recreation opportunities or initiatives in their community for Métis people and encourage engagement.

SPRA’s Métis Recreation Grant is available to fund a one-time only recreation program. The successful applicant will have outlined how their program will promote the continued development of recreation in their community.

  • Application Form:  Applications are now closed

  • Grant Brochure:  Download (PDF)

 

First Nation Recreation Development Grant

Recreation plays a key role in the lives of every Saskatchewan resident and should be available to all. The SPRA First Nation Recreation Development Grant Program aims to support SPRA members to develop new recreation opportunities or initiatives in their community for First Nations people while also encouraging engagement and support of local First Nations in the development of the recreational opportunities.

  • Application Form:  Applications are now closed

  • Grant Brochure: Download (PDF)

 

Forever...in motion Grant

The Forever…in motion Grant aims to support SPRA members in implementing a Forever…in motion program. Forever…in motion is a Saskatchewan based program that helps older adults become physically active through volunteer, peer or staff led physical activity groups. The program improves and/or maintains the health of older adults living in the community through physical activity and education.

  • Application Form: Applications are now closed

  • Brochure: Download (PDF)

 

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