AWARDS, BURSARIES & FUNDING

Para Sport Development Grant

This program is designed to support new developmental programs in communities or the expansion/enhancement of existing programs (e.g. integration of athletes with a disability in programming, new age categories). In either case the goal is to increase participation opportunities for people with a disability. The grant can be used to offset barriers such as facility rental, coach development and transportation. The maximum eligible support is up to $5,000 per year per program application. Grant recipients will be eligible to apply for additional funding in subsequent years. Initiatives can be funded for up to three years, but the maximum eligible amount to a specific Club development initiative is $10,000 over three years. The grant is designed to support the development and implementation of community sport programs and compliment the Adaptive Sport Equipment Grant program.

The application deadlines for the 2014-2015 year are October 15th and April 15th yearls.

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Adaptive Sport Equipment Grant

The costs of specialized (adapted) equipment for people with a disability in sport is a significant barrier to their participation. This new grant program will assist in the purchase of adapted equipment which meets manufacturer’s qualification standards for disabled sport participation/competition.

The application deadlines for the 2014-2015 year are October 15th 2014 and April 15th 2015.

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Saskatchewan Program for Athletic Excellence

The purpose of the Saskatchewan Program for Athletic Excellence is to provide additional direct financial assistance to Saskatchewan's High Performance Athletes who are carded at the national level by Sport Canada. Specific objectives of the program are:

  • To help athletes continue their pursuit of athletic excellence at the highest levels of national and international competition;
  • To enable athletes to successfully pursue excellence in sport while fulfilling their educational goals;
  • To increase athlete access to high performance coaching and sports science practitioners;
  • To enhance training and competitive opportunities available to athletes.

Athletes must complete their application and submit all required documentation within two months of the start of the carding cycle for your sport (i.e. March 1st for carding cycles starting on January 1st)

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Clayton Gerein Legacy Fund

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The Clayton Gerein Legacy Fund was established to provide financial assistance to future Paralympians involved in wheelchair sports. Assistance will help athletes following in Clayton’s athletic tracks attain equipment, training, coaching, and competition needs. Clayton’s legacy is much bigger than just these funds. He introduced sport to many people with a physical disability and helped jump start the athletic careers of several local athletes including Lisa Franks and Miranda Biletski.We would like to recognize the Office of the Provincial Secretary and the Government of Saskatchewan for their support in funding this grant.

Athletes need to apply for this grant on an individual basis, and should be recognized as a member by SWSA. Athletes may apply more than once in successive years.

A five person selection committee will review grant applications. They will determine the recipients of the grants based on the following considerations:

  1. Community Involvement or desire to give back to the community
  2. Financial Need
  3. Dedication to their Sport and a plan/potential for a successful future in sport
  4. Past Athletic Achievement

Applications are available here and are due August 31 of each year.