Capacity Building Grant
The Capacity Building Grant (CBG) program aims to increase the capacity of organizations to respond to emerging needs in the cultural community and to support new initiatives/opportunities outside the current operations of the applicant.
The fund is not meant to supplement funds used for an organization's existing programming, and is intended to complement rather than replace or duplicate existing support to culture; therefore, this grant is particularly targeted to areas not already funded by conventional support systems.
This program strives to:
- Support the establishment and strengthening of cultural organizations that present significant opportunities to advance the course of culture in Saskatchewan;
- Increase access to cultural resources/opportunities for Saskatchewan people, especially to those experiencing barriers; and
- Improve the delivery of cultural activity for the benefit of Saskatchewan people.
Applications will be assessed by a volunteer committee according to the following criteria:
- Extent that the project will address the objectives of the grant;
- Quality of the proposal;
- Credibility of the application;
- Realistic and responsible use of resources;
- Potential for proposed initiatives to create lasting enhancements to the organization and its ability to engage Saskatchewan people;
- Extent to which the project presents significant opportunities to advance the course of culture in Saskatchewan;
- Extent to which proposal increases access to cultural resources/opportunities for Saskatchewan people, especially to those experiencing barriers; and
- Extent to which project improves the delivery of cultural activity for the benefit of Saskatchewan people.
Registered non-profit organizations with cultural mandates are eligible. Examples of eligible expenses for Capacity Building Grants may include but are not limited to consultant, mentor, facilitator fees, training materials and resources, and travel and accommodation costs.
Successful applications for this grant have included staff and board development, organizational evaluation, feasibility studies, and the implementation of pilot projects or new programs that will develop an organization's ability to provide for its community.
Capacity Building Grant Recipients, October 2010 & May 2011