The following organizations provide funding or grants for heritage based projects or activities.

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation (SHF)

Application Deadlines: January 15 and August 15, 2012

The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation (SHF) is a Crown Corporation established by provincial legislation in 1991. The affairs of the SHF are directed by a board appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council.

Established as a major support agency for heritage conservation and development, the principal mandate of the SHF, since its inception, has been to provide financial support to heritage projects at the provincial and community level that seek to conserve, research, interpret, develop and promote Saskatchewan's diverse heritage resources.

To this end, the SHF has developed a series of heritage grant programs which complement the personal commitments and economic resources of individuals and agencies across Saskatchewan.

The SHF is also mandated to acquire, manage and develop real and moveable property in the name of the Crown, and to accept the donation of cash monies, property and other bequests.

For more information visit the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation website.

Francophone Community Infrastructure Fund

Application Deadline: September 1, 2012

Saskatchewan's francophone community now has access to additional infrastructure funding for community projects. The Francophone Community Infrastructure Fund (FCIF), is to support the development and cultural vitality of the francophone community in Saskatchewan.

Canadian Heritage

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Next deadline:  April 1, 2012

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. The Program will increase opportunities, through festivals and other events and projects, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.

Community Anniversaries

Deadlines: April 1, 2012 - for events starting between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

 To be eligible for funding through Community Anniversaries, your group must:

  • be a local non-profit group, either incorporated or unincorporated; or
  • a local band council, a local tribal council or other local Aboriginal government (First Nations, Inuit or Métis) or equivalent authority; and
  • have the support of the municipal administration or equivalent authority, in the form of cash and/or in-kind support.


Capacity Building Grant Program

Application Deadlines:  May 7 and October 15, 2012

Call Dennis Garreck at (306) 780-9265 or SaskCulture's office toll free at 1-866-476-6830 or

Multicultural Initiatives Fund

Application deadline:  January 31, 2012

Call:  Paul Gingras at (306) 780-9813 or

The Métis Cultural Development Fund (MCDF)

Application Deadlines: Aparil 30 and October 31, 2012

Call Damon Badger Heit at (306) 780-9251 or SaskCulture’s office toll free at 1-866-476-6830 or

Municipal Cultural Planning and Engagement Grant

Application Deadline:  October 31, 2012

Contact Dennis Garreck at 306-780-9265 or

Community Initiative Fund

The LAST TWO application deadlines for the Community Vitality Program are April 1 and October 1, 2012

Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF)

For more information on the component’s objectives, eligibility criteria and forms, please visit Canadian Heritage or contact a CCIF program officer at 1-866-811-0055 or at

Funding Programs for First Nations/Aboriginal Projects

Aboriginal Languages Initiative - The overall goal of the Aboriginal Languages Initiative is to support the preservation and promotion of Aboriginal languages for future generations of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians.

Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (Formerly Urban Multipurpose Aboriginal Youth Centres) - Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth promotes the design of projects that target age groups with appropriate activities for the
various stages of youth development.

Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting and Distribution Projects - The Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting program supports Aboriginal broadcasting societies to produce and distribute radio and television programming in the north.

Young Canada Works for Aboriginal Urban Youth - Young Canada Works provides career opportunities for youth and solutions for Canadian employers by supporting summer job programs for students and internship programs for unemployed or underemployed college and university graduates.

Aboriginal Women's Programming - Aboriginal Women's Programming provides support in the areas of women's community activities, family violence and self-government.