Applications open for Sask. Lotteries community grants

By Mat Barrett
January 3, 2019 - 11:00am

A chance for local sports, recreation, and culture groups to get some funding from Saskatchewan Lotteries.

Applications are now open for the Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Fund for non-profits organized by volunteers to help develop sport, culture, and recreation programs in their areas. The program is a partnership with Sask Sport, Sask Culture, and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association. City of Melfort Community Development Manager said the funding comes when people buy lottery tickets in Saskatchewan.

“Every lottery ticket that’s sold in the province,” Lutz told northeastNOW. “Some of the funds go towards this grant program, and it helps to enhance sport, culture, and recreation in our communities.”

According to a description on the Saskatchewan Lotteries website, the grants start at $250 or $500 depending on the location of the group. If the grant is over $2,000, some of the funds must be put toward increasing participation from under-represented groups.

Lutz encourages any group that could use the funds to apply.

“Possibly you’re a sports or culture group, or a service club and you’ve never accessed funds through this program,” Lutz said. “We invite you to come in and pick up an application, or call city hall. You can call for more information about the grant application process at 306-752-7906.”

The deadline to apply for the grants is Feb. 28, but Lutz encourages groups to start applications early

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