Investing in Our Communities - Grant Programs


Frequently Asked Questions

The Arts, Culture and Sport in Community (ACSC) Fund is a commitment of up to $100 Million over three years to provide grants for capital projects, special initiatives and community celebrations throughout Manitoba. This fund will support the arts, culture (which includes heritage, public libraries, and ethnocultural organizations) and sport sectors, ensuring Manitobans have access to high quality and innovative arts, culture and sport programming and facilities in their communities.

The ACSC Fund includes three programs:

  • Large Capital Projects (requests over $300,000 and up to $5 million)
  • Small Capital Projects and Special Initiatives (requests up to $300,000)
  • Community Celebrations (requests up to $5,000).

Funding Guidelines vary among each of the three programs to address different needs and provide support to a broad range of applicants.

$100 million will be available over three-years. It is anticipated that $34 million will be awarded the first year, $33 million the second year, and $33 million the third.

The Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund is intended to specifically target the arts, culture (which includes heritage, public libraries and ethnocultural organizations) and amateur sport sectors, complementing the Building Sustainable Communities Fund. Check the guidelines to see which program best fits your organization.

Manitoba's arts, culture and sport sectors matter. From individual and community health and well-being, to jobs and the economy, it's important that we invest in these areas to continue to enhance the lives of all Manitobans.

Crown agencies or corporations with a legislated mandate overseen by Sport, Culture and Heritage may be considered eligible for the ACSC - Small Capital and Special Initiatives program.

Complete guidelines and application forms will be available mid-August 2022 for all three programs.

Currently, the initial deadlines to submit applications for each program are as follows:

  • Large Capital Projects: October 31, 2022
  • Small Capital Projects and Special Initiatives: September 26, 2022
  • Community Celebrations: Quarterly: September 15 and December 15, 2022, March 15, and June 15, 2023

If further assistance is required, please email or phone Manitoba Government Inquiry, 1-866 MANITOBA (626-4862)