REGINA - SaskEnergy has launched its annual Share the Warmth Grant Program today to offer small cash grants to grassroots, community initiatives that provide warm shelter, clothing and food for people in need during the winter months. This year, the program has expanded to include mental health related initiatives.
“Share the Warmth is a flagship community initiative that empowers non-profit organizations to provide additional programming and services to support community members during the winter season,” said Allix Schweitzer, Community Engagement Supervisor. “Helping improve the well-being of individuals builds a strong sense of community. At SaskEnergy, we believe in lending a hand when and where possible.”
This year’s application deadline is Sunday, October 31, 2021.
The program provides up to 40 non-profit organizations with $1,000 grants. Grants of up to $2,000 are offered for organizations with larger participation and an urgent need. Grant recipients should implement their projects between November 2021 and March 2022.
The original SaskEnergy Share the Warmth Program began 28 years ago as a sweater recycling project which delivered thousands of pieces of warm clothing to individuals across Saskatchewan. The program has evolved and since 2013, SaskEnergy has supported 240 projects, distributing more than $285,000 in grants throughout the province.
More information about the Share the Warmth Grant Program and how to apply is available on SaskEnergy’s corporate website.