Grants & Funding

Cheque Out Our Grants!

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

Recreation plays a key role in the lives of every Saskatchewan resident and should be available to all.  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*:

*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 Sep. 19, 2022 Nov. 15, 2022
Forever...in motion Grant Sep. 19, 2022 Nov. 15, 2022
Community Rink Affordability Grant Oct. 17, 2022 Jan. 16, 2023
Regional Recreation Practitioner Pilot Program  Dec. 5, 2022 Jan. 27, 2023
Community Cultural Diversity Inclusion Grant Dec. 5, 2022 Jan. 31, 2023
Métis Recreation Development Grant Dec. 5, 2022 Jan. 31, 2023
Leadership Development Grant Jan. 4, 2023 Mar. 1, 2023
Parks for All Action Grant Jan. 4, 2023 Mar. 1, 2023
Framework in Action Grant Feb. 13, 2023 April 10, 2023

Current 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 2022-23 operating season.    

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


Regional Recreation Practitioner Pilot Program

The Regional Recreation Practitioner pilot program will provide support to a service area to employ a full-time recreation practitioner position who will be responsible for managing recreation services within a designated geographical area.  A service area is considered a partnership of a minimum of 3 organizations including at least 1 urban or rural municipality or First Nation in a designated geographical area.  

SPRA will provide financial support over a 2-year period to subsidize the recreation practitioner position and ongoing support for the practitioner and the service area.

  • Brochure/Application Form: Coming December 5, 2022


 

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: Coming December 5, 2022

  • Grant Brochure: Download


Métis Recreation Development Grant

The Métis Recreation Development Grant 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: Coming December 5, 2022

  • Grant Brochure:  Download


Leadership Development Grant

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: Coming January 4, 2023

  • Brochure: Download


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 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: Coming January 4, 2023

  • Brochure: Download


Framework in Action Grant

The 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: Coming February 13, 2023

  • Brochure: Download


First Nation Recreation Development Grant

The 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.

  • Apply Here: The application period is closed

  • Grant Brochure: Download


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.

  • Apply here: The application period is closed

  • Grant Brochure: Download

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