The Community Demonstration Grant program was designed to encourage Saskatchewan residents to think green when planning their community projects. The Saskatchewan Scrap Tire Corporation (SSTC) grant program awards eligible communities and organizations up to a matched $5,000 towards the purchase and installation of manufactured recycled rubber products. The grant is available to municipalities, registered non-profit groups or organizations, schools, and First Nations and Metis communities, who have incorporated an ever-growing number of recycled tire products into their community-based projects such as playgrounds, sports arenas, and walking paths.
To date, the SSTC has awarded over 88 grants to various community projects, and as a result, millions of tires have been recycled and turned into reusable products, of which one can see in various communities throughout Saskatchewan.
This year the SSTC is proud to award $33,540 in grants to the following recipients:
- Town of Bredenbury, Community Gym, Bredenbury, SK
- Town of Rosthern, Sports Centre, Rosthern, SK
- Craven Rink Board, Arena Matting, Craven, SK
- Mervin Recreation Board, Skating Rink Change Room Repair, Mervin, SK
- Resort Village of Bird’s Point Recreation Board, Bird’s Point Millennium Playground, Whitewood, SK
- RM of Manitou Lake #442, Community Sidewalk, Marsden, SK
- Northern Lakes Economic Development Corporation, Pocket Park, Spiritwood, SK
- Town of Colonsay, Sidewalk Refurbish, Colonsay, SK
- Preeceville Arena Board, Arena Matting, Preeceville, SK
The SSTC is a non-profit, non-government organization that is responsible for the scrap tire management program in Saskatchewan. The SSTC manages the collection and processing of scrap tires for recycling and reuse, by turning the tires in to useful and marketable products; therefore, eliminating the amount of tires disposed of in local landfills.
For more information about the Community Demonstration Grant program, please contact Katelyn Heisler at (306)721-8473.