The Saskatchewan Orchestral Association Project Grants Program supports:
Special or yearly projects that further SOA objectives and which are undertaken either by SOA group members or SOA member organizations. Funding priorities are youth, education, diversity, quality & impact, and levels of participation.
The SOA Project Grants Program is supported by funding from the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation through SaskCulture.
Applications and supporting documents must be delivered or postmarked on or before the deadline date.
Notification: Our goal is to issue official written notification of the funding decision within 60 days of the program’s deadline date [December 11], or within 60 days of receipt of requests submitted at other times of the year.
SOA Project Grants Program Allocation Process
SOA Project Grants are allocated by the SOA board of directors based on funds available through the SOA budget and the results of its adjudication process.
Grant applications will be reviewed by independent assessors who are professionals in the orchestral field. These individuals provide assessments to the SOA board of directors based on the adjudication criteria outlined below.
Project ‘A’ applicants: legally registered in Saskatchewan as non-profit organizations. Project ‘B’ applicants: unincorporated groups holding a valid SOA membership. Applicants must be current members of the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association as per one of the following definitions:
Project Grant applications are reviewed by independent assessors who are professionals in the orchestral field with appropriate knowledge and experience. These independent assessors provide ratings to the SOA Board of Directors based on the adjudication criteria outlined below. Applicants are therefore expected to consider and address the adjudication criteria when developing their applications.
Merit of the Activity
Approved Project Grant amounts are paid in two equal instalments. The first half of the grant is paid prior to the beginning of the project. Final payment is sent after a completed final report has been received by the SOA.
If changes of scale, scope or focus are made after the initial application has been approved, any disbursed funds must be returned, and a new application must be filed. A change of date does not require a new application, but the SOA Managing Consultant must be informed so that funds can be distributed in a timely manner.
Project Grant recipients are required to submit a final report, including financial statements, due no later than 90 days following the end of the project as indicated by the project dates on the application form. Final report forms are available on the SOA website. No further funding will be available to the group until the final report and required information are received by the SOA.
Please include the following:
Please attach the following documents electronically with your application:
Board Member List (in Excel format)
Organization Main Contact Info (in Excel format)
Please provide two main contacts to receive SOA correspondence for your organization. The individuals named should be capable of responding easily to any correspondence necessary to complete the processing of this application.
*Note: If you have specific contacts for specific projects or communications, please add additional names and specify the contact title. Please include first and last names, mailing address, phone number, e-mail.
Membership Fees (If not previously paid )
Submit cheques via postal mail or single group payments via Email:
Recipients of the grant program are required to acknowledge the support of SaskCulture, Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation and the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association on concert programs, newsletters, publications and wherever else appropriate as outlined in the Project Grant Application Form.
Receipt of final grant payment is dependent on fulfilling this requirement.