District Council 12

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.