District Council 12 represents 10 communities in our southeastern region, including Beaubier, Bienfait, Carlyle, Carnduff, Estevan, Lampman, Manor, Minton-Gladmar, Oxbow and Redvers.
We aim to ensure geographic distribution of funds across the communities where we operate. No single project will be eligible to receive more than 25% of the funds available.
Our Funding Priorities and Preferences
We strive to respond to a broad range of community needs by supporting non-profit organizations and initiatives providing services that enhance social and economic well-being in our communities.
Our priority areas of support include:
- Community and arts or cultural facilities and equipment (e.g. libraries, community halls, theatres, museums, etc.).
- Sports and recreation facilities (such as sports complexes, curling rinks, public playgrounds, playing fields, etc.).
- Social development, health and wellness, particularly supporting disadvantaged or vulnerable populations.
- Community economic development and affordable housing.
- Environmental sustainability.
We consider a range of request types in the following order of priority:
- Capital requests for facilities or building purchase, construction or improvement.
- Capital requests for equipment, furnishings or other capital items.
- Specific program delivery funding (not general operating funds).
- 1-time projects and major events.
- Other projects at the discretion of District Council 12.
When assessing applications, we look for those initiatives and organizations that:
- Address a compelling community need that doesn’t duplicate existing service or facilities, and demonstrates strong community support.
- Demonstrate potential to achieve tangible impact on residents and communities.
- Demonstrate capacity to carry out the proposed project successfully.
- May have limited access to other major sources of funding, but demonstrate efforts to carry out fundraising activities that contribute to project costs (we won’t fund 100% of project expenses).
- We’ll provide priority to organizations that are members of Affinity Credit Union.
Eligibility for Funding
You’re eligible to apply for funding if:
- You’re a registered not-for-profit organization or non-profit co-operative.
- You’re a municipal or First Nations entity.
- Your organization and initiative is located in and/or directly benefits residents in the communities where we operate.
Typically, we don’t consider the requests for the following:
- Private businesses or individuals.
- Political, special interest or lobby groups.
- Religious activities (with the exception of non-denominational activities with community-based purposes other than the propagation of faith).
- Endowments, contingency funds or long-term deficit funding or debt reduction (note: we’ll consider retroactive capital requests for recent initiatives of less than 1 year; retroactive program or project expenses won’t be considered).
- Competitive sports teams, private schools or service clubs.
- Fundraising activities or events, including annual campaigns, ticket purchases and third-party fundraising.
- Conferences, meetings, field trips or tours.