Step 1: Review the eligibility criteria
Step 2: Review the exclusions of the program
Step 3: Submit your application
You must apply online. This will help ensure your application contains all relevant information necessary for a thorough review and prompt consideration of your request.
We review all sponsorship requests as early as possible to ensure each gets a fair and consistent assessment through our transparent review process. You must apply a minimum of 30 days prior to the event to be considered for a cash or merchandise sponsorship (a minimum of 120 days for requests of more than $10,000). We’ll notify you by email once we’ve made our decision. You must apply online for all requests for merchandise, in-kind, and funding.
If you’re a successful applicant, we may email you a questionnaire any time up to three months following your event. We ask that you please complete the questionnaire to ensure you remain eligible for future sponsorships.
You can apply for a SIGA sponsorship if your group or organization is:
An Aboriginal, non-profit or charitable organization based in Saskatchewan
Highly regarded in the community with a strong record of success in carrying out events or delivering programs
Able to demonstrate community support and involvement
Able to offer our employees a chance to participate or volunteer
Serving the needs of residents in eligible communities
An eligible team or individual that has earned the right to represent the province or country at national or international events
Applicants must be from one of the following sectors to be eligible for sponsorship funding:
Arts and culture
Education and training
Business and tourism
Sports and recreation
Health and well-being
We’ll give preference for funding to the following groups:
Youth – especially First Nation and youth-at-risk
Socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and families
People with special needs
Eligible organizations include those operating in Saskatchewan or within an 80-kilometre radius of our Gold Horse Casino in Lloydminster.
Trips and tours
Administrative or operational costs of an organization (including salaries)
Individuals or teams that did not earn the right to represent the province or country at a provincial, national or international event
Staff appreciation and retirement activities
Applications received after the event
Generic requests that may have been sent to various organizations, such as to-whom-it-may-concern letters
Research projects including community infrastructure, development and maintenance
Recreational facility operation and development – this applies to for-profit and businesses, and the exclusion also applies to salaries and administrative costs
Political parties and candidates
Requests to fund accumulated deficits of an organization or event
Organizations or local chapters already receiving support from us through provincial organizations
Any event that promotes gaming or gambling to people under 19
Individuals requesting funding or promotional items for personal use
Please note: Applications that don’t include a budget will be considered incomplete. We reserve the right to reject incomplete, inaccurate or late applications.
Please click here for the revenue and expenditures document to guide you as you plan your budget.