The Access Communications Children's Fund is a registered charity that contributes funds and support to youth-based not-for-profit organizations and charities. The Children's Fund supports projects for children and youth in need or at risk in the many communities served by Access Communications Co-operative. This support is made possible through charitable donations from the public, profits from its weekly TV Bingo program as well as fundraising initiatives by Access staff members held throughout the year.
Access Communications believes that it's not enough to be in a community. We also want to be part of it. The Children’s Fund is just another way that Access Communications shows we care.
The Children’s Fund has donated over $1.9 million to various local children’s charities and non-profit organizations across Saskatchewan. Donations are granted to support projects that focus on education & literacy, health & wellness, pathways out of poverty, and crime prevention for children at risk and in need.
We recognize that many of the organizations that we are proud to support are dealing with the impact of the pandemic and provincial safety restrictions, including school/facility closures and program cancellations.
The Children’s Fund Board of Directors hopes, that as the province re-opens, these important programs may resume and we look forward to working with groups to support projects that focus on children at risk or in need.
Next deadline for applications: August 27, 2020.
We are monitoring the re-open plans and request that groups applying for funding include information regarding the incorporation of any and all applicable SHA protocols that may impact your program.
Access Communications Children’s Fund is a registered charity that contributes support to youth-based, not-for-profit organizations and charities in Saskatchewan.
While the Children’s Fund appreciates the countless programs that benefit children in general in Saskatchewan, the Fund focuses its funding solely on projects in communities served by Access Communications Co-operative that are directed to children at risk or in need.
Projects should address at least one of the following four focus areas:
Health & Well-Being of Children & Youth with a focus on programs which address:
a. the mental and physical well-being of children in need
b. children with diverse abilities
Education & Literacy: programs that help improve educational performance
Poverty: initiatives that create pathways out of poverty and provide for the relief of poverty and suffering of children and youth
Crime Prevention: initiatives that discourage youth crime
Applicants that receive funding must be a registered non-profit or charitable organization.
The Children’s Fund will not be the sole funder of any project and will not fund the same project for more than three consecutive years.
A maximum of one project per organization may be granted in a 12-month period.
The Children's Fund does not support funding to the following:
- Individuals; or initiatives for youth over the age of 18
- Fundraisers, public events
- Child Daycare Centres
- Research, scholarships, loans, endowments
- For-profit organizations; political organizations
- Organizations offering services that are exclusive in nature
- Salaries, utilities, building maintenance and other organizational operating expenses; goodwill advertising or printing
Applications may be submitted throughout the year for consideration by the Fund’s Board of Directors. Applications are reviewed a minimum of four times annually. Please ensure your application is received well in advance of the start of your project or program.
Thank you for your interest in the Access Communications Children’s Fund. Before starting the application process, please review the funding criteria above.
You may apply by completing the online form below.
There are children in our communities who go to bed hungry. There are also many who cannot read, and even more whose health, security and well-being are below any reasonable standard of living. The phrase ‘We can and must do more’ has never seemed more appropriate, which is why the Children’s Fund needs your help.
By donating to our registered charity, you are doing more than just combating the worthy conditions many of our province’s children find themselves in – you are giving them a reason to smile.
Please, donate today! Send donations directly to the Access Communications Children's Fund or visit canadahelps.org
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Access Communications Children’s Fund
2250 Park St
Regina, SK S4N 7K7