The 2021-2022 SWD Micro Grant

Developing culture, recreation, and sport in the South West District!

Applications Open October 13, 2021.

Who can apply?
  • Funding is open to groups or communities in the South West District. Click HERE for a map of District boundaries.
  • Organizations that have overdue follow-up reports within the lottery funded system are ineligible to apply.
  • Different groups can apply from the same community if the projects are different.
What can the funding be used for?
  • Requests for new or improved initiatives that develop community culture, recreation, and/or sport (within COVID safety guidelines).
How much funding is available?
  • The South West District will contribute up to $500 per project.
Ineligible Expenses
  • Prizes, trophies, medals
  • Uniforms or personal equipment/items
  • League fees
  • Food related expenses (banquets, dinners, and celebrations)
  • Liquor and/or liquor related expenses
  • Property taxes, insurance, utilities
  • Expendable equipment such as fireworks or bouncy houses
  • Subsidization of wages and/or per diems for employees or staff
  • Out of province activities and/or travel
  • Donations and/or fundraisers
  • Capital expenditures, assistance for construction, renovation, or repair of capital facility projects such as arenas, pools, parks, athletic fields, trails, buildings, grounds, etc.
  • School activities
  • Competition events/tournaments
  • Daycares are not eligible
Important Dates
  • Applications open October 13, 2021.
  • Applications deadline is October 29 at Noon.
  • Projects must be finished by March 15, 2022.
  • Follow-up email reports must be received by Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

You will receive an email acknowledging your application, and another informing you of your results, within one week.

HOW TO APPLY

Please answer the following questions, in a Word document, and email to your Community Consultant no later than October 29 at Noon.

  • Please tell us the name of the group making the application and the name of the main contact person.
  • Please tell us about your project (maximum 150 words).
  • Please explain how this project will develop culture, recreation, and/or sport in your community.
  • Please tell us your project objectives (e.g. goal, intent, purpose).
  • Please tell us how you will adhere to provincial COVID safety regulations, even as they change.
    • Failure to follow provincial COVID safety guidelines will disqualify the applicant from receiving funding.
  • Please provide a brief budget.
  • Please provide a schedule for the project.
  • Please tell us how you are going to acknowledge the District’s support.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to sign a COVID-19 Waiver before being approved for funding. The waiver will be emailed to each applicant if pre-approved for funding.

PAYMENT and FOLLOW-UP

Payment will be made by reimbursement after receiving a follow-up email report that includes:

  • Proof the project took place. (poster, pictures)
  • Answer: How did your project develop community culture, recreation, and/or sport?
  • Answer: How did you follow COVID safety guidelines?
    • Failure to follow provincial COVID safety guidelines will disqualify the applicant from receiving funding.
  • Answer: What successes did your community or group experience because of this project?
  • Answer: What challenges did your community or group overcome because of this project?
  • Answer: Did you meet your project objectives?
  • Answer: Did you spend your budget as planned?
  • Answer: What were the participant numbers, demographic details, etc.?
  • Answer: Was your project a success?
  • Please include a photo of how you acknowledged the District’s support.
Questions?

Please call or email your Community Consultant.

The South West District thanks its funders, the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association, for their support of this program.