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2022-2023 Micro Grant

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

Applications are OPEN until August 29, 2022. 

Who can apply?
  • Funding is open to groups from member 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.
How much funding is available?
  • The South West District will contribute up to $500 per project.
Ineligible Expenses
  • Programs that are not in compliance with provincial public safety measures at the time.
  • Prizes, trophies, medals.
  • Uniforms or personal equipment/items.
  • League or membership 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 and school community councils.
  • Carnival, community celebrations, community festivals, or sports days.

If you have a question about your proposed expenses, please contact your Community Consultant, before you apply.

Important Dates
  • Applications open August 09, 2022.
  • Applications deadline is August 29, 2022, at Noon.
  • Projects must be finished by December 05, 2022.
  • Follow-up reports must be submitted (online) by Monday, January 16, 2023.

You will receive an email acknowledging your application, and another informing you of your results, within 2 weeks of the funding deadline, or by September 12, 2022.

HOW TO APPLY

Please answer the following application questions, using the online application form, no later than August 29, 2022, at Noon. Both you and the District will receive a copy of the application form.

Click here to access the online application form: https://form.jotform.com/SWDCRS/22-23-Micro-App

Click here to download a PDF of all application/follow-up details and questions.

These are the application questions on the online form.

  • Please tell us the name of the group making the application.
  • Please tell us the name, email address, and phone number of the main contact person.
  • Please tell us the name of your project.
  • Please tell us about your project details (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).
  • How will you track participation number and demographics?
  • How many volunteers do you expect will participate in your project?
  • Please provide a schedule for the project.
  • Please upload a brief budget. Revenues must equal expenses.
  • Please tell us how you are going to acknowledge the District’s support.

PLEASE NOTE: Successful applicants will be required to adhere to COVID safety guidelines, if applicable at the time. Applicants may be required to sign a COVID-19 Waiver.

PAYMENT and FOLLOW-UP

Please answer the following follow-up questions, using the online follow-up form, no later than Monday, January 16, 2023. Both you and the District will receive a copy of the follow-up report.

Click here to access the online follow-up form: https://form.jotform.com/SWDCRS/22-23-Micro-Follow-Up

Click here to download a PDF of all application/follow-up details and questions.

These are the follow-up questions on the online form:

  • Please tell us the name of the group that made the application. **
  • Please tell us the name, email address, and phone number of the main contact person. **
  • What is the name of your project? **
  • Please provide a brief summary of your project. **
  • Was this a culture/recreation/sport project? **
  • In what way did your project develop community culture/recreation/sport? **
  • Overall, was your project a success? Did you meet your project objectives? Why or why not? (maximum 150 words). **
  • What were the total participation numbers for your program/project? **
  • Please provide any participant demographics data (age, gender, etc.) from your project? **
  • Did you spend your budget as planned? **
  • Aside from funding, how did the District support you to start/run/grow your program? **
  • Please tell us how you recruited volunteers for your project?
  • Please upload proof the project took place. (poster, photos) **
  • Please upload a photo of how you recognized the support of the South West District. **
  • Have you worked with the South West District before? **
  • Please tell us a success and a challenge you experienced as a result of the funding from the District. **
  • What can the District build on, or change, or do better, to support community culture/recreation/sport development?
  • Before/during/after the project, did you feel there was good communication between you/your group and the District?
    • If you ranked us a 3 or lower, do you have any suggestions on ways to improve?
  • Do you feel the relationship with the District was helpful for you/your group?
    • If you ranked us a 3 or lower, do you have any suggestions on ways to improve, or a comment you’d like to share?
  • Did you/your group enjoy working with the District?
    • If you ranked us a 3 or lower, do you have any suggestions on ways to improve, or a comment you’d like to share?
  • What other program ideas would you like to purse with the SWDCRS?
  • Were there public safety measures in place during your project? **
  • Do you have any other comments, successes, challenges, issues, etc. that you’d like to share with us?
  • Do you prefer payment by cheque or e-transfer? **
    • If payment by cheque, what is the name and address to appear on the cheque?
    • If payment by e-transfer, provide email address and password for transfer.
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.