The City of Regina is seeking applications for its New Initiatives and Annual Activity Grants Program under its Social Development Grants to provide Minor or Major funding for eligible non-profit organizations that are aligned with the City’s Social Development priorities.
Social Development Stream Priorities
- Support communities to create collaborative strategies to address hunger and food security as well as access to housing.
- Strengthen development of safe neighbourhoods through community activities and resources.
- Support organizations that represent First Nations, Métis, Inuit people, newcomers, residents with disabilities and citizens who are marginalized to build a welcoming and socially inclusive community.
- Support efforts by organizations that deliver programs, services and space that align with the Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action (TRC).
Types of Grants
- Annual Activity Grant: Annual Activity grants provide funding for eligible recurring or ongoing activities offered by non-profit organizations.
- New Initiative Grant: The New Initiative grants provide funding for eligible initiatives offered by non-profit organizations.
There are two levels of funding available through this grant program:
- Minor Funding: Up to $10,000, for initiatives that are completed within 12 months.
- Major Funding: Over $10,000 and up to $30,000, for initiatives that are completed within 12 months. Special exceptions can be made for grants that have a unique nature and demonstrate that it will take longer than 12 months to complete. In some cases, organizations may receive approval to spend their allocated funds over a period of up to 24 months.
For all proposals, either New Initiatives or Annual Activity, organizations must:
- be a registered non-profit community organization that is operating with an active status, and that has been incorporated for at least one year at the time of application submission. Verification of current non-profit incorporation must be submitted with the application;
- be based in Saskatchewan or be a provincial organization and deliver services to the residents of Regina;
- demonstrate sound financial management and accountability;
- be responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of those activities for which the funds are intended;
- not exclude anyone because of religion, national or ethnic origin, colour, sex, sexual orientation, age, or mental or physical disability. This does not preclude those organizations that restrict services to a particular sector of the community for reasons of improving the conditions of disadvantaged individuals or groups according to Section 15 (1) (2) of the Charter of Rights;
- have a distinct line of separation between the budget of its funded activities and the furtherance of an organization’s religious and political mandate (if applicable);
- be considered in good standing by the City of Regina (e.g. no outstanding accounts such as unpaid taxes, utilities, tickets, permits, etc.) or follow-up reports from previous CIGP funding; and
- be a School Community Council or registered non-profit organization on behalf of a school or School Board.
- business improvement districts partnering with the City of Regina are eligible to apply
- For Annual Activity proposals, organizations must also:
- have completed at least one year of the proposed programming and consider the activities to be a demonstrable, ongoing element of the organization’s core programming, related to their mandate.
- organizations that host a biennial program/project/initiative/event are eligible to apply for annual activity funding. If approved through adjudication to be funded, the program/project/initiative/event will only receive funding on years’ the initiative is being held in Regina.
The following organizations are not eligible to apply for City of Regina Minor and Major funding:
- post secondary institutions, universities or private schools;
- municipal service providers such as fire, police and libraries;
- Saskatchewan Health Authority, hospitals, nursing homes;
- charitable foundations;
- organization hosting a conference; and
- events or projects related to that same event, that qualify for funding under other City of Regina grant programs (e.g.: Special Event or Hosting Grant).
For more information, visit https://www.regina.ca/about-regina/grants-scholarships/community-investment-grants/social-development-grants/