Saskatchewan Choral Federation

Special Project Funding

Special Project Funding is available to encourage projects that further the development of choral music in Saskatchewan or that promote and encourage participation in a choir.  This program replaces Workshop Grants.

Application Procedure


The special project sponsor must be a member choir of the Saskatchewan Choral Federation.  Teachers are encouraged to apply on behalf of school programs.

Examples of possible projects eligible for special project funding are:

  • Community choir workshops
  • Adult choir workshops.
  • Joint community choir workshops/concerts
  • Commission of a piece for a choir
  • Weekend choral retreats involving professional development for choral conductors
  • Music advocacy initiatives including special "Music Monday" activities
  • Special one-time projects involving two or more schools
  • Special honour choir initiatives involving two or more schools
  • If you have a great idea - contact the SCF to discuss it!

Examples of projects that are not eligible for special project funding are:

  • Choir trips
  • Equipment & uniform purchases
  • Projects that realize a profit
  • Projects that compete with SCF programs, services, or activities

Submission Guidelines

Applications will be accepted from SCF Members in good standing and must include the following:

  • A completed application form that outlines the project's goals, expectations and anticipated revenue and expenses.  Other sources of funding should also be included in order to strengthen the application.

Application Deadline

Applications are required a minimum of 30 days before the start of the project.

Selection Process

Applications will be adjudicated at the Board meetings in September, January and March.  Applicants will be notified as soon as possible.  Adjudications will be based on:

  1. Completeness of the application
  2. Funds available
  3. Number of participants and groups involved
  4. Length of the project

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 Special Project Funding awarded to a member choir per year will be 75% of the total cost of the project or $400. Funding is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Approved grants will be disbursed to cover a deficit up to the approved amount.
  • All special projects deemed eligible for funding will receive funding after the project upon submission of the Final Report and of the programs and promotion displaying the SCF, Sask Lotteries, SaskCulture and Sask Arts Board logos.
  • The Final Report and required materials must be completed and submitted to the SCF office within 60 days of the end of the project.
  • Reports cannot be accepted and no funding can be provided after June 30th.
  • Special Projects that do not meet deadlines will not be eligible for funding, and/or will waive their right to receive outstanding funding disbursements.

Additional Information

  • Successful applicants must maintain their SCF Membership for both the year in which the funding assistance application is submitted and the year 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.)
  • Applicants should attempt to schedule events on dates that do not conflict with other SCF-funded activities if possible.

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

 Download the forms here:

Special Project Funding Application Form Special Project Funding Follow-up Report Form