District Council 10

District Council 10 represents 6 communities in our northwest region including Birch Hills, Candle Lake, Christopher Lake, Paddockwood, Prince Albert and St. Louis.

Funding Priorities and Preferences

We seek to fund a broad range of projects and initiatives that contribute to stronger communities and local economies, and that address local needs, priorities and opportunities.

Types of requests we consider include:

  • Capital request for facilities construction or improvement projects.
  • Capital requests for equipment, furnishings or other capital items.
  • Program funding and 1-time project funding requests.

When assessing applications, we look for those initiatives and organizations that:

  • Address a compelling community need or priority, and demonstrate strong community support and partnership.
  • Demonstrate potential to achieve tangible impact on residents and communities, and where possible align with Affinity community impact areas of focus.
  • Demonstrate a capacity to carry out the proposed project successfully and have secured the other funds or in-kind resources required to carry out the project.
  • Demonstrate the potential to be sustainable in the future (this includes capital projects such as buildings, renovations, and equipment purchases).
  • Are seeking funding for 1-time initiatives rather than ongoing operational costs.
  • Membership at Affinity Credit Union is not a requirement, but preference will be given to organizations who are members.

Eligibility for Funding

Your organization is eligible to apply for funding if:

  • You’re a local not-for-profit or other community-based voluntary organization.
  • You’re a municipal, First Nations, or local educational institution or entity.
  • Your organization and initiative is located in and/or benefits the communities within this district.

Typically, we don’t consider requests for the following:

  • Events and organizations that take place and/or benefit those outside of the Affinity Credit Union District 10 boundaries.
  • Where the primary applicant is an individual or private business.
  • Political, advocacy or lobby groups.
  • Religious activities.
  • Contingency funds or deficit funding (short term retroactive funding for capital initiatives may be considered).
  • Are normally funded by municipal, provincial, or federal tax dollars.
  • Event sponsorships.
  • Where primary applicant is an employee, delegate, or board member of Affinity Credit Union.
  • Third-party fundraising for a registered charity.