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GRANTS TO SK WRITERS GROUPS: Call for Applications

This is a professional development grant that is intended to help the members of writers groups develop their craft.

Application Deadline

Applications must be postmarked by Monday June 30, 2014. Please note that applications and follow up reports must be submitted by that date. Email applications/reports will be accepted.

Application Amounts

Each writers group may apply for up to $500 for this upcoming fiscal year (August 01, 2014-July 31, 2015).
If the group is approved for funding, cheques will be issued in September 2014.

Criteria for Funding Eligibility
A local writing group is eligible for funding if it meets the following criteria:

    a minimum of five members
    two-thirds of the group are members of the SWG
    it meets a minimum of six times per year to discuss writing by members
    members meet in order to develop their craft
    provided a follow-up report (with all the requested documentation) for the previous grant

Responsibilities of Groups Who Receive Grants

Groups who receive grants have the following responsibilities:

    include mention of SWG sponsorship on all appropriate publicity issued by the group
    provide follow-up reports with the next year’s grant application
    provide copies of receipts or cheques as part of the follow-up report

Acceptable Uses of the Grant

Allowable expenses may include, but are not limited to, the following:

    fees to an author to offer a workshop
    member travel expenses to allow them to attend meetings and craft development sessions
    member participation fees in conferences, workshops, and other craft development sessions
    critique manuscripts
    attend conferences
    attend workshops
    hold retreats
    attend author readings
    give readings locally/arrange Open Mics—ex. cost of venue
    writing exercises


The grants may not be used:
    for self-publication
    to buy books for the group
    for the costs of a website
    to promote the group or individual members
    for social events, food, alcohol, or party favours

NB: writing groups receiving a grant through this program are not eligible for funding through the Readings and School Visits Program within the same grant period

Any unspent grant money must be returned to SWG by the following June 30, unless the unspent amount is less than $50.00.
For more information and application form please visit www.skwriter.com/programs-and services/swg-writers-groups-grants or contact Tracy Hamon at (306)791-7743.

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