Parkland Valley District is seeking applications for the Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant Program (ICSDGP) to provide greater sport participation and development opportunities for Indigenous youth in Saskatchewan.
The program will assist and support the implementation of organized community sport programs to increase sport opportunities for youth in the Indigenous community, specifically in urban, rural, on-reserve, isolated and northern communities.
The Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant Program will focus on communities and building their capacity to offer quality, organized sport programs for Indigenous youth.
- Aim to increase the number of long-term organized sport programs involving First Nations and Métis children and youth.
- Provide opportunities for ‘new’ organized sport programs in the community or provide extended, sport participation opportunities within existing community sport programs for children and youth who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate.
- Strive for gender equity, youth participation and parental involvement in identifying local sport priorities, as well as involvement in planning and delivering new sport initiatives.
- Increase the number of First Nations and Métis people involved in leadership capacities (coaching, organizing, volunteering, etc.) for sport initiatives.
- The goals of the initiative are:
- Increase the number of Indigenous youth participating in organized sport programs in Saskatchewan;
- Increase the numbers of volunteers available to organize and assist with sport teams and clubs;
- encourage communities to work cooperatively with others communities or sport groups to organize leagues, tournaments and competitions;
- Provide resources to assist communities with introducing new, organized sport programs that include coaching or leadership components.
- Programs must demonstrate one or more of the following planning initiatives:
- Focus on decreasing barriers to sport participation activities and therefore improve the health and/or well-being of First Nations and Métis children, youth and families;
- Where possible, actively involve those to whom the projects and activities are to be provided, in the development, management and delivery of the projects;
- Solicit community input and incorporate community-identified needs;
- Strive for sustainability to ensure a long-lasting impact for the community; and
- Where appropriate, be integrated and coordinated with other community projects and activities of a similar nature.
- The maximum eligible amount a community can receive per initiative is $5,000 per year.
- The minimum application amount to be considered is $1,000 per initiative, per year.
- For approved sport initiatives, grant recipients will be eligible to apply for additional funding support in subsequent years. Initiatives can be funded for up to three years but the maximum eligible amount a grant recipient can receive is $10,000 per initiative, over the three years.
- Communities/organizations can reapply 3 grant years after last application.
- Organizations that provide services with First Nations and Métis people and are registered under the Saskatchewan Non-Profit Corporations Act are eligible to apply (these organizations must have been incorporated and in existence for a minimum of one year);
- Communities are eligible to apply provided endorsement is received from a Bonded Authorized Officer (i.e. Mayor, Reeve or Chief);
- Applicants must have appropriate levels of participants insurance covering projects, events and activities that fall under its sanction;
- Ineligible communities or organizations may partner with eligible communities/organizations to apply for support and deliver activities that meet the objectives of the program;
- Individuals and provincial organizations may not apply for funding assistance through this program;
- Recipients unable to comply with grant guidelines (i.e. late or incomplete application or follow-up reports) will not be considered eligible for future funding for a 3-year grant year period. A follow-up will be required to release the current grant year funds. For new applications following the 3-year period, funds will not be released until a follow up for the current grant is provided.
For more information, visit Parkland Valley District.