Investing in Our Communities - Grant Programs


Large Capital Grants Program

Application Deadline: October 31, 2022

How to Apply: Submit a completed application form and supporting documents to

  • Applications available August 16, 2022


Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund

The Manitoba government's Arts, Culture and Sport in Community (ACSC) fund provides grants to support the arts, culture (heritage, public libraries, and ethnocultural organizations) and amateur sport sectors, enhancing Manitobans' opportunities to access quality programming and facilities in their own community.



The Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Large Capital Program will support the development and renewal of spaces and facilities needed for arts, culture and amateur sport programming and activity.


  • Improve the quality, accessibility and availability of facilities for Manitobans to engage with the arts, culture and amateur sports in their community
  • Work with arts, culture and amateur sport organizations to assist them with meeting the requirements of the Accessibility for Manitobans Act
  • Ensure equitable opportunities to access arts, culture and sport facilities across all regions of the province, including urban, rural and northern
  • Support communities to maintain heritage resources as part of sustainable development efforts


Desired Outcomes
  • Manitobans have increased access to high quality and modern facilities in their communities to engage in arts, culture and sport activities, and achieve full artistic and athletic potential
  • Manitobans have increased access to facilities and spaces that provide opportunities to learn about, preserve, share and celebrate their unique heritage, culture, and communities


Eligible Applicants

All eligible organizations must:

  • have been incorporated as a non-profit within Canada or Manitoba for a minimum of one-year; or must be established as a Public Library under the Public Libraries Act; and
  • have established operations in Manitoba

Eligible organizations include:

  • Non-profit organizations and associations with a mandate to serve the arts, culture or amateur sport
  • Non-profit ethnocultural and Indigenous community organizations engaged in the protection, promotion, education or appreciation of shared language, tradition, heritage, and/or culture
  • Public libraries
  • Municipalities, First Nations, Métis locals, Northern Affairs Community Councils
  • Recreation associations and commissions


Eligible Facilities

Eligible Large Capital projects must be in facilities that:

  • Are located within Manitoba;
  • Are used primarily for arts, culture and sports programming and activity;
  • Are open to the general public;
  • Are owned by an eligible applicant; or,
  • Are leased by an eligible applicant for a period extending more than five years past project completion*

* Applicants that do not own their facilities are required to provide proof of lease agreement (or confirmation from the municipal or provincial authority) and written permission from the owner for the work that is taking place.


Eligible facilities include but are not limited to:

  • culture: public libraries, museums, archives, heritage sites and buildings;
  • arts spaces for presentation, performance, creation, rehearsal, and training, including galleries, front and backstage(s), green rooms, workshops/group studios;
  • indoor and outdoor amateur sport spaces: gymnasiums, curling/skating rinks, swimming pools, ball diamonds and sports fields, racquet courts, sport fitness training facilities, skate parks, equestrian facilities, and golf courses, including those facilities found in community centres and clubs and recreation centres.


Eligible Project Costs

Costs directly related to the completion of the eligible project, incurred on or after April 1, 2022. Expenses incurred before notification of a successful application are undertaken at the applicant's risk.

NOTE: The applicant must demonstrate that it has (or how it will acquire) the resources to complete the project. Applicant budgets may include the following funding types:

  • Self-generated revenues/funds on hand, federal or local government contributions, grants, donations, fundraising and sponsorships
  • In-kind contributions: volunteer labour, donated materials, loaned equipment
    • In-kind contributions are eligible project costs/revenues and can be used toward the applicant's contribution, but are not eligible for provincial ACSC funding
Provincial Contribution

ACSC Large Capital projects will contribute up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $5 million per project. Total provincial funding from all sources cannot exceed 50% of eligible project costs.

Smaller capital requests ($300,000.00 or less) or small capital projects where total project costs are less than $600,000.00 should seek funding through ACSC Small Capital Program or Building Sustainable Communities.


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