Saskatchewan Choral Federation

New Choir Development Funding

New Choir Development Funding is available to assist new choirs in the first three years of existence to develop the skills, talent and connections required for long-term sustainability.

Application Procedure


  • Must be a new choir in its first three years of existence.
  • Must be a member of Saskatchewan Choral Federation.  Newly formed members can apply for membership with their funding application.
  • Must be a community or church choir whose membership (or the opportunity to audition for membership) is open to all members of the community.
  • Must be active throughout the year, meeting weekly except during holiday times.
  • Choir members must be members of the community (or surrounding district) and may not receive any remuneration or compensation for their performance with the choir.

Submission Guidelines

Applications must include the following:

  • A completed application form signed by two Executive Officers.
  • Financial statements as indicated on the application form
  • A copy of your current budget including lines for conductor, accompanist, facility, uniforms, music
  • A valid list of choir members
  • A list of activities in which your choir participated in the last twelve months including festivals, competitions, workshops, concerts, parades, etc.

Application Deadline

Applications are due SEPTEMBER 15.

Selection Process

Adjudications will be based on:

  1. Completeness of the application
  2. Funds available
  3. Number of participants involved

Please note that:

  • Late or incomplete application forms will not be considered.  Please attach additional pages if you require more space on the form.

Disbursement of Funds

The maximum New Choir Development Funding awarded to a new choir per year will be $300.  Funding is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Funding for each choir is based on the amount of funds available to the Saskatchewan Choral Federation from Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund and is based on the number of members in the choir.  Once SCF has received its grant from Saskatchewan Lotteries, the New Choir Development Funding will be disbursed in one payment.  Funds will be distributed in January.
  • New choirs with less than 10 people will receive funding on a pro-rated basis.

Additional Information

  • Successful applicants must maintain their SCF Membership for the year in which the funding assistance application is submitted and the years in which funding assistance is approved.
  • Successful applicants must acknowledge the Saskatchewan Choral Federation, Saskatchewan Lotteries, SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Arts Board by using the respective logos on all printed materials (syllabi, posters, brochures, programs, electronic media, etc.) 

Completed forms and inquiries can be forwarded to the Saskatchewan Choral Federation office.

 Download the form here:

New Choir Development Funding Application Form