Grant Information

GRANT INFORMATION – If you require any assistance or have any questions about this listing, please call Municipal Development Coordinator Colleen at 204-535-2527.
Please check websites for deadlines as they change year to year.


-    To enhance community outdoor public spaces in main street areas associated with parks, libraries, museums, schools, inc. public art projects -    Eligible applicants: non-profit groups, co-ops, municipalities, northern community councils -    Funding available: up to 1/3 of eligible project costs to a max. of $5000 (local government must contribute 1/3)


-     Supports projects that focus on upgrading the appearance of building exteriors, structures and exterior spaces in main street areas. (i.e. - facelifts, upgrades, signage, landscape enhancements, public art projects )

-    Eligible applicants: non-profit groups, small business, co-operatives -    Funding available: up to 50% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $1000

-    Deadlines for both of above: December 15th, 2013 (could change year to year)


Funding Changes to Manitoba Community Services Council

Manitoba Community Services Council’s role – not to be confused with the Manitoba Community Places Program – is to allocate funds and/or bingo events to Manitoba organizations qualifying as participants under the Community Services Umbrella including: recreation, health-related and social service organizations.

Changes to MCSC’s grant program are as follows:

MCSC is no longer considering requests for capital funding except those of an emergency critical repair. 

Organizations can now apply to MCSC every 12 months from grant approval; rather than 18 months.

As in the past, organizations can apply to MCSC for:
Furniture and equipment
Operating costs
Program costs

MCSC will continue to review applications throughout the year with no deadline date.

For more information and for a copy of MCSC’s application please visit their website:

MANITOBA COMMUNITY PLACES Funding for upgrading, construction or acquisition of facilities that provide long-term benefits to communities inc. recreation, cultural, heritage, libraries, playgrounds, day cares, facilities for the disables/youth/seniors, community resource centers Eligible sponsors; non-profit organizations, municipalities

-    Deadline: Dec. 15th


-    Funding to support capital project, including cultural & recreation centers
-    Grants range from $5,000 – $25,000
-    Deadline:  (changes yearly) usually spring time

MANITOBA IN-MOTION (on hold at this time)

-    To help community partnerships plan and implement ways to increase physical activity among citizens of all ages
-    Partners include municipalities and non-profit community organizations
-    Eligible project include planning, awareness and programs
-    Maximum grant $3000 on a 50/50 basis, match by cash or gift-in-kind
-    Deadlines: vary – check website



-    Two components:
-    Audience development: funds concerts and performances, readings and lectures, exhibitions
-    Arts skills development: funds art classes, adjudication of arts festivals, training events
-    Non-profit community organizations, schools are eligible
-    Deadlines: Feb 1, May 1, Aug 1, Nov 1 (may change, check website)


-    Provide operating & programming assistance to rural community arts councils
-    Councils administer a range of arts programs & may operate permanent facilities
-    Grant is based on municipal support, fund-raising & programming revenue.


-    Provides funding for festivals recognized as signature annual events in the community – celebrate and profile the unique character of the local community
-    Festival has taken place for at least 2 years
-    Financial or in-kind support from municipal government
-    Open to the general public
-    Deadlines: April 1 and Dec. 1


-     Assists with projects to identify, protect and interpret Manitoba’s heritage & to increase knowledge, access & preservation of our heritage resources
-     Available to non-profit community groups, local government & individuals
-    Eligible projects include: collections management, conservation, cairns & plaques, exhibitions, programming, publications research
-    Deadlines: January 31st & June 1st


-    Provide funding for the development of athletes, coaches & officials through a variety of programs
-    Organize the Manitoba Summer and Winter Games programs
-    Administer Kid-Sport program: registration &/or equipment for disadvantaged children


-    Support grass-roots, action oriented projects that improve & protect the environment: Beautification/landscaping low priority
-    Eligible applicants: individuals can apply or on  behalf of a volunteer organization, youth group or service club
-    Level of assistance: maximum $5000 per project


-    Supports employment for rural youth aged 15-29 yrs. thru community development projects
-    Eligible applicants: municipal government, non-profit organizations
-    Employment period is between May 1 and August 31.
-   Deadline: January 31, 2014


Canada Summer Jobs is an initiative of the Summer Work Experience program. It provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers, and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create high-quality summer job opportunities for students between the ages of 15 and 30.

-Deadline January 31, 2014

Canada Summer Jobs is about:
-    providing work experiences for students;
-    supporting organizations, including those that provide important community services; and
recognizing that local circumstances, community needs and priorities vary widely.

Canada Summer Jobs is focused on encouraging not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create jobs that not only meet their needs, but also benefit students looking to gain work experience.

Criteria to assess the proposals will focus on:
-    service to local communities;
-    jobs that support 
local priorities;
-    jobs that provide career-related experience or early work experience;
-    a salary that contributes to the student’s income;
-    an employer who provides supervision and mentoring;
-    project activities that are directed toward members of, and support the vitality of, an official language minority community; and an employer who intends to hire priority students (students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, and students who are members of visible minority groups).


Foundations provide funding to registered charitable organizations, organizations operating under the authority of a Canadian municipality or to organizations raising funds for municipal projects where the municipality received money & issues receipts to donors in its own name.  Each foundation has set its own priorities and often you must contact them about your project and if it fits their criteria, they will send you an application form.

*Thomas Sill Foundation

 *Carolyn Sifton Foundation

 *Brandon & Area Foundation

 *Sen. Norman Paterson Foundation

*Baldur & Area Endowment Fund


-    Provincial Grants & Resources Directory:
-    Government of Canada: