Belonging to the CURLSASK organization of curling clubs offers numerous and wide spread benefits for clubs and associate members. Benefits include the ability for clubs to apply for grants, including the Membership Assistance Program (MAP) Grant to assist with club operations, host important Provincial Playdown events, offer skills clinics to your club’s curlers or draw on the resources of the CURLSASK office to assist with club development.

Viterra provides Youth & School Clinic grants that are available to clubs to help financially assist in developing these programs for years to come. The newly developed FUN:)CURL program is also supported by Viterra and has grants available to get this program rolling as well.

Whether your club is small, large, competitive, recreational, urban or rural there are several great reasons to belong to Saskatchewan’s curling community of 130+ clubs and associations. Membership includes belonging to Curling Canada with access to all their great educational, club development, grant programs, Season of Champions and TSN broadcasts.

Membership Assistance Program (MAP)

The Membership Assistance Program (MAP) Grant is funded through the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund and available to all CURLSASK member clubs.  The purpose of the MAP Grant is to enable Provincial Sport Governing Bodies  to allocate funds directly to their respective clubs, leagues, or other affiliated members, to increase the number of participants and the quality of sport development in Saskatchewan communities. MAP funds are to be used to support community and club-level sport development initiatives within the province.  CURLSASK Member clubs receive a minimum of $550/ club from this grant.

Here is the breakdown for the MAP Process using the 2020-21 year for this example.

Step 1-  Submit Application form Due Jan 31st 2020.
Step 2-  Receive confirmation of Approval amounts from CURLSASK (Summer 2020)
Step 3-  Submit Follow-up Report with receipts for approved MAP eligible projects.  Due Jan 31st 2021.
Step 4-  Receive Payment from CURLSASK once the Club is fully affiliated and MAP Follow up report is approved. (Feb- March 2021)
  • For this example receipts for the Follow-up Report must be dated between April 1st 2020- March 31st 2021.

 

Forms can be downloaded clicking on the links below:

MAP Eligible Expenses

  • Novice Clinics
  • Intermediate Clinics
  • Replacement of Rock Handles
  • Ice Technician Certification
  • Ice Technician Consultation
  • Officials Courses
  • Coaching Certification
  • House camera system/ TV’s
  • Junior Development Program
  • Open House
  • Brooms & Sliders
  • Curl for Kids programming/ Instructor Fees
  • Training Programs
  • Measuring Sticks
  • Instructional Aids
  • Ice Scrapers/ Sharpening
  • Junior Rocks
  • Youth Bonspiel Trophies
  • Instructional Tapes/Resources
  • Ice Paint/Ice Ribbon
  • Cleaning supplies and PPE
  • Virtual Training (Coaching)

Expenses NOT Eligible for MAP

  • Tables & Chairs
  • Carpet/Linoleum
  • Power & electrical costs
  • Kitchen repairs or equipment
  • Social Events (BBQ’s, lunches etc.)
  • Vacuums
  • Building & Plant Maintenance
  • Score Boards
  • Staff Wages (full or part time)
  • Bonspiel Prizes (outside of Trophies)
  • Ice Rental costs
  • University Athletics Expenses
  • Research projects or feasibility studies
  • Cash Prizes
  • Display Cases
  • Postage
  • Club Newsletters
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Advertising
  • Capital expenditures (any improvement to the building)
  • Out of Province Travel Expenses

Curling Assistance Programme (Curling Canada)

AIM
The Curling Assistance Programme’s purpose is to loan money to affiliated curling rinks. The loans are to assist capital projects or renovations in respect “Bricks & Mortar”.

Basic Information

  • The maximum loan available is $25,000. The minimum loan considered is $10,000.
  • On approval, Repayment of the loan and interest is made annually with the first payment due 18 months from receipt of loan and then amortized over a maximum of six years.
  • There is not any deadline for application. Clubs can apply anytime assuming there The association will offer a maximum of $125,000 per calendar year for the next four years (2019-2022)
  • “Bricks & Mortar loans” will be awarded to applications based on capital acquisitions or renovations necessary to build the business of curling at the community level. The following are some examples of projects considered eligible: 1) Refrigeration equipment; e. compressors, chillers, condensers; 2) Ice area; i.e. de-humidifiers, heaters, monitoring equipment, scrapers;
  • Renovations; e. lounge areas, accessibility, bar, kitchen; 1) New construction; e. new curling arenas, new lounge, another sheet of ice; 2) Curling stones; e. junior stones, new inserts, striking bandsNote: applications for loans are not necessarily restricted to the above.
  • Curl Moncton, the Fort Frances Curling Club in Fort Frances, Ont., and the Sydney Curling Club in Sydney, N.S., were each recipients of low-interest $25,000 loans from Curling Canada to improve their respective facilities during the 2018/19 season.
  • Applicants with cash reserves that are four or more times the value of their request may not be eligible to apply. However, exceptions could be made around bigger projects with multiple funders as example. If this is the case (or other possible exceptions) please contact Curling Canada before submitting.
  • We will not require any collateral to secure the loan.
  • Successful applicants will agree to share their story with Curling Canada.

 

For more information about the CAP program please follow the link below!

https://www.curling.ca/about-the-sport-of-curling/curling-assistance-programme-cap/