February grant deadlines

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January 18, 2015 by realrenewal

There are a number of grants for community, child and youth programs coming up in February.

Healthy Community Grant.
Together, let’s build a healthier future for children and families in your community. Apply NOW for a Heart&Stroke My Healthy Community Grant. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is now accepting applications for grants of up to $4,000. The grants are available to Saskatchewan groups and organizations to develop projects that will make a healthy difference, with a particular focus on children, youth and families. Any group or organization in Saskatchewan working to make healthy, lasting changes in their community could be considered for funding.

Applications will close at noon on February 10, 2015. Find the application form here.

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Saskatchewan Government Insurance & Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project Community Grants Program For Traffic Safety and Injury Prevention Projects

SGI and the Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Partnership Project are pleased to be involved in a joint program to provide community grants for traffic safety and ABI prevention programs. Our goal is to enable community groups to establish, enhance and deliver programs that address safety issues in their communities. SGI and ABI will provide support and guidance in identifying priorities and in the development and implementation of any of these initiatives.

Preference will be given to submissions for grants that meet the following criteria:

  • There should be a demonstrated need for the initiative in the specific community.
  • The initiative should not duplicate an existing program in the specific community.
  • Preference will be given to projects that have a strong community involvement or that are funded on a shared basis in the community, and address SGI traffic safety and ABI program priorities.

For a pdf version of the full application, please send your request to trafficsafety@sgi.sk.ca

Deadlines for intakes are February 28 and October 31, 2015

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Community Initiatives Fund, Summer Grants

Reminder: FEBRUARY 1 APPLICATION DEADLINE

For Summer Programs Only

February 1st is the deadline to apply for our Community Grant Program Summer Grants. Our summer grant program is intended to support projects and activities that provide summer recreation programming for children and youth. Eligible projects include camps, local culture and recreation programs, and mobile playgrounds that are offered between May 1 and August 30.

Please note that summer grants are specific to only these types of activities for children and youth. Projects that occur during the summer but that do not fall within the description above should be applied for at the April 1st deadline. If you are unsure if your project meets summer grant criteria contact our Grants Administrator, Rhonda Newton, at 306.780.9308 or rnewton@sasksport.sk.ca.

All applications must be submitted through our on-line application system by midnight February 1st.

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What would your community do with $10,000 to get more kids, more active, more often?

Saskatchewan Blue Cross and Saskatchewan in motion are challenging Saskatchewan communities to take part in the 2015 Get Our Community Moving Challenge powered by Saskatchewan Blue Cross.  By taking on the challenge, your community has the chance to win a grand prize of $10,000 for a community project or initiative that increases physical activity opportunities for children and youth.

This is an exciting opportunity to get more kids, more active, more often in your community! The prize money can fund any project, program or initiative that increases physical activity opportunities for children and youth. The challenge will take place March 2 – 16, 2015. This year’s challenge is shaping up to be the most exciting yet, with the addition of a $5000 runner up prize, a $1000 school prize, as well as individual incentives!

Here’s how your community can take on the Challenge:

  1. Visit the Challenge website challenge.saskatchewaninmotion.ca to download registration information.
  2. Gather partners/committees and pick a project that could use an extra $10K to get kids moving. The sky is the limit –some great ideas include:
    • Learn-to programs
    • Active afterschool initiatives
    • Spray Park
    • Park/Playground upgrades
    • Active summer programs
  3. Get the Mayor or Chief involved! Tell them about this opportunity and your great project idea.
  4. Review the Challenge rules, complete the registration form and tell us all about your project.
  5. Make sure to have the registration form signed by your Mayor or Chief and send it to Saskatchewan in motion by midnight February 13, 2015.
  6. Think of events and promotion ideas you could host in your community to help your community get active and register the most minutes of physical activity in the challenge! Get creative, here’s a few ideas from previous challenges:
    • S’more Minutes Skating Night
    • Try-it night at the rec-center
    • Open the school-gym night
  7. Rally your community. Encourage everyone to be active and register physical activity minutes every day on the challenge website, March 216, 2015.
  1. Join the in motion movement! Stay in touch and learn about great opportunities to get more kids, more active, more often.

Take part in the action. Community registration is open for the 2015 Get Our Community Moving Challenge powered by Saskatchewan Blue Cross. Visit challenge.saskatchewaninmotion.ca and register your community today!

For more information, please contact Saskatchewan in motion at info@saskinmotion.ca.

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