CURLSASK Financial Assistance Opportunites

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.  On average, Saskatchewan clubs received $967 in the 2018/19 season from this grant.

The application system is as follows:

  1. Fill out and submit a MAP application/ Spending Plan. Deadline January 15th
  2. The next season fill out, attach receipts and submit the Follow Up Report. Deadline January 15th.

Forms can be downloaded using the these links:

 

MAP Grant Application Form

 

MAP Grant Follow up Report

ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS:

  • Grants will be provided to programs that aid in the development of curling and club membership.

 

Examples of ELIGIBLE programs are as follows:

  • Novice Clinics
  • Intermediate Clinics
  • Replacement of Rock Handles
  • Ice Technician Certification
  • Ice Technician consultation
  • House camera system/ TV’s
  • Junior Development Program
  • Open House
  • Coaches Certification
  • Training Programs
  • Measuring Sticks
  • Instructional Aids
  • Officials Upgrading
  • Ice Scrapers
  • Brooms & Sliders
  • Junior Rocks
  • Youth Bonspiel Trophies
  • Instructional Tapes/Resources
  • Ice Paint/Ice Ribbon
  • Curl for Kids

The following Examples are NOT ELIGIBLE for funding

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

Formula for MAP Allocations

 

Base Amounts:

 

Each eligible curling club applying will be provided a base amount of MAP Funding as outlined below.

Number of Sheets of Ice
Population of Community 1 to 3 4 & 5 6 & 7 8 & 9 10 or more
Under 4500  $   550.00  $   850.00  $1,150.00  n/a  n/a
4500 to 10,000  $   650.00  $   950.00  $1,300.00  n/a  n/a
10,000 to 50,000  $   800.00  $ 1,000.00  $1,450.00  $  1,600.00  $  1,850.00
over 50,000  $   950.00  $ 1,150.00  $1,600.00  $  1,750.00  $  2,000.00

 

Member’s Bonus:

 

The standard for number of members per sheet is 22.

22 was determined based on statistical averages of the affiliated curling clubs in the under 4500 population communities.

Clubs that average 22 members or less per sheet receive no member’s bonus.

Clubs that have more than 22 members per sheet will receive an additional specified dollar amount per member above standard. (Ex. Club that has average members per sheet of 50, would receive 28 times the  specified dollar amount for their member bonus amount)

The specified dollar amount will be determined yearly. It will be based on the total amount of requests and MAP funding available for members after the base amounts have been allocated.

2019/20- the specified dollar amount is $20

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/

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