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Saskatchewan opens second intake for veteran program funding

The Saskatchewan Government has opened a second intake for the Saskatchewan Veteran Service Club Support Program.

The initiative seeks to provide funding for the long-term sustainability of Saskatchewan’s service clubs, which in turn support veterans, their families and communities in our province. The program works with the Royal Canadian Legion, Saskatchewan Command and the Army, Navy, and Air Force Veterans Saskatchewan Provincial Command.

Registered, non-profit veteran service clubs based in Saskatchewan are eligible to apply for grants up to $25,000. During its first intake, 39 veteran service clubs across Saskatchewan received $634,000.

Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Laura Ross is calling on veterans clubs to apply for the program, even if they’ve received COVID-19 relief, so that the club can continue to be a supportive space for veterans and families.

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The grants can go towards facility projects, upgrades, renovations or repairs, access to programming, meetings and events, including ones that engage the public and advance the work of veteran service organizations.

ANAVETS Saskatchewan Command Provincial President Rick Taylor adds branches should submit a project regardless of application results in previous years, as there will be more approvals this year due to more government funding.

Application information can be found by calling the Royal Canadian Legion Saskatchewan Command at 306-525-8739 or emailing [email protected].

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