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Arts, Culture and Sport in Community - Community Celebrations

The Arts, Culture and Sport in Community, Community Celebrations Program will support community events and celebrations that bring Manitobans together to celebrate their unique culture, heritage, and/or community.

Who can apply?

Non-profit organizations in operation for at least one year prior to application, school parent council groups, municipalities (including local authorities such as planning districts), First Nations, Métis locals and Northern Affairs Community Councils are eligible to apply.

A non-profit organization is defined as one whose activities are carried out with no financial gain to any of its members. To be eligible, non-profit organizations must be able to provide evidence, on request, that the organization is active and in good standing.

Ineligible Applicants

  • Individuals
  • For-profit entities
  • Public institutions such as universities, colleges, school boards and hospitals

When are the application deadlines?

Applications are now open.

Deadline: Quarterly, on September 15,  December 15, March 15 and June 15

What do we fund?

Events may be a one-time or recurring event, festival or celebration that creates opportunities for Manitobans to celebrate their unique heritage, culture or community; must be located in Manitoba and targeted to Manitobans; must be not-for-profit; and should promote cultural exchange and be rooted in inclusion and belonging.

Ineligible projects include those with limited or restricted public access, projects related to religious activities or programs, and projects receiving funding through the Building Sustainable Communities program in the same fiscal year.

How much may we fund?

ACSC will provide a provincial contribution of up to 100% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $5,000.

Ineligible project costs include event prizes; alcohol or gambling permits; Creation, production or distribution of souvenirs or items for resale; and capital-related expenses

Note: Expenses incurred before the application is received are ineligible. If you incur expenses for your project after applying but before receiving written confirmation of your funding approval, you will be doing so at your own risk.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the program FAQ : https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/faq.html
Consult the full program guidelines :  https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/index.html
Application :  https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/community-celebrations.html

CONTACT US

If you have questions about the fund and the application process, contact acsc@gov.mb.ca or call 1-866 Manitoba (626-4862).

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Arts, Culture and Sport in Community - Large Capital

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.

Who can apply?

All eligible organizations  must:

  • have been incorporated as a non-profit within Canada or Manitoba for a minimum of one year; have had registered charitable status under Canada Revenue Agency 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, heritage 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

Ineligible Applicants

  • For-profit entities
  • Individuals
  • Unincorporated organizations
  • Public institutions (e.g. universities, colleges, school boards, hospitals)
  • Federal and Provincial entities including Crown Corporations and Crown Agencies
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to deliver grants, awards or other funding

When are the application deadlines?

Applications are now open. Deadline: October 31, 2022

What do we fund?

Eligible facilities for capital projects are located within Manitoba, open to the general public, used for arts, culture or sports programming and/or activity and are owned by an eligible applicant; or leased by an eligible applicant (for a period extending five years past project completion.)

ACSC will not support projects receiving funding from the Building Sustainable Communities grant program for the same fiscal year.

How much may we fund?

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.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the program FAQ : https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/faq.html
Consult the full program guidelines :  https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/index.html
Application : https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/large-capital.html

CONTACT US

If you have questions about the fund and the application process, contact acsc@gov.mb.ca or call 1-866 Manitoba (626-4862).

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Arts, Culture and Sport in Community - Small Capital Grants and Special Initiatives

The ACSC Small Capital Grants and Special Initiatives Program will strengthen the arts, culture, and sport sectors, enhance their ability to bring Manitobans together and contribute to thriving sustainable communities; and support the development and renewal of the facilities and spaces needed for arts, culture, and sport programming and activities.

Who can apply?

All eligible organizations must:

  • have been incorporated as a non-profit within Canada or Manitoba for a minimum of one year; have had registered charitable status under Canada Revenue Agency 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, heritage 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
  • Crown corporations and Crown Agencies with a mandate to serve the arts, culture and sport sectors

Ineligible Applicants

  • For-profit entities
  • Individuals
  • Unincorporated organizations
  • Public institutions (e.g. universities, colleges, school boards, hospitals)
  • Recreation commissions or associations, non-profit community centres and community clubs, and golf courses
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to deliver grants, awards or other funding
  • Municipalities, First Nations, local authorities such as planning districts, Métis locals, and Northern Affairs Community Councils

When are the application deadlines?

Application Deadline is extended to Tuesday, October 11, 2022

What do we fund?

ACSC will not support projects receiving funding from the Building Sustainable Communities grant program for the same fiscal year.

Small Capital:

Eligible facilities for capital projects are located within Manitoba, open to the general public, used for arts, culture or sports programming and/or activity and are owned by an eligible applicant; or leased by an eligible applicant (for a period extending five years past project completion).

Eligible projects may include: capital projects that support the development and renewal of facilities and spaces needed for arts,culture and sport sector programming and activity; the acquisition of specialized equipment needed for arts, culture and sport sector programming and activity; planning, feasibility and facility assessment projects intended to lead to capital work; and the design and production of major permanent interpretive installations including exhibitions or outdoor interpretive signage.

SPECIAL INITIATIVES

Eligible Special Initiatives must be located within Manitoba, be available to the general public and advance arts, culture and sports programming and activity.

Eligible projects include:  planning, training or other activities that support the development of leadership and organizational capacity; new arts, culture or sport initiatives or programs; pilot projects; special initiatives designed to expand or enhance existing services or programming; the acquisition of moveable equipment, furniture and technology; and planning, feasibility and facility assessment projects.

How much may we fund?

For projects with total eligible expenses of:

  • up to $25,000.00: ACSC will provide a provincial contribution of up to 100% of the eligible project costs
  • between $25,000.00 and $50,000.00: ASCS will provide a maximum of $25,000.00
  • greater than $50,000.00: ACSC will provide up to 50% of eligible projects costs, to a maximum provincial contribution of $300,000.00

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the program FAQ : https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/faq.html
Consult the full program guidelines :  https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/index.html
Application : https://www.manitoba.ca/acsc/small-capital-and-special-initiatives.html

CONTACT US

If you have questions about the fund and the application process, contact acsc@gov.mb.ca or call 1-866 Manitoba (626-4862).

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Building Sustainable Communities Program

The Building Sustainable Communities grant helps build thriving sustainable communities that provide a high quality of life for Manitobans. The grant leverages investments in community development by local governments, non-profit organizations and others.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include:

  • municipalities and local authorities such as planning districts and Northern Affairs Community Councils
  • non-profit organizations
  • charitable organizations

When are the application deadlines?

The application intake for the program is now open and the submission deadline is January 16, 2023.

What do we fund?

Eligible community development projects include:

  • planning activities
  • organizational capacity building
  • community or regional initiatives
  • community, culture or recreation capital infrastructure projects

How much may we fund?

  • Up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $75,000.
  • For capital projects with eligible project cost of over $150,000 (larger capital) up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $300,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Building Sustainable Communities Presentation - Overview for Applicants

View the Webinar - Building Sustainable Communities Program - Overview for Applicants

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CONTACT US

Department Name: Municipal Relations
Division/Branch name: Community Development Branch
Email: BSC@gov.mb.ca

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Assurance : Ecological Goods and Services

The Assurance: Ecological Goods and Services grant helps watershed districts to work with farmers to implement sustainable environmental practices.

Who can apply?

Watershed districts are eligible to apply.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects include activities related to:

  • water retention and runoff management
  • wetland restoration and enhancement
  • soil health improvement
  • riparian area enhancement
  • natural upland area rejuvenation and enhancement
  • land rehabilitation
  • tree plantings and woodlot management

How much may we fund?

Watershed districts can be reimbursed for up to 100 per cent of total approved costs, with no funding cap.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines. Please note that participating farmers working with Watershed Districts must have a valid Statement of Completion certificate for an Environmental Farm Plan (EFP).

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Assurance: Environment Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs)

The Assurance: Environment grant helps farmers and industry service providers implement and adopt beneficial management practices (BMPs) as identified in Environmental Farm Plans. The purpose is to enhance Manitoba's and Canada's reputation as a supplier of safe, high-quality foods that are produced in an environmentally responsible manner.

Who can apply?

Farmers, including individuals, partnerships, or registered corporations or co-operatives are eligible to apply if their activities related to the application occur in Manitoba. Eligible industry service providers include the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures and licensed commercial manure applicators.

What do we fund?

For farmers, eligible sectors include:

  • resource efficiency planning
  • soil improvement
  • greenhouse gas reduction
  • manure and livestock management
  • drainage water management
  • hazardous products management

For industry service providers, eligible sectors include:

  • direct manure injection
  • in-season manure application
  • improved pasture and forage quality
  • managing livestock access to riparian areas

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 25 or 50 per cent of eligible expenses, depending on project type, with varying funding caps from $5,000 to $100,000. The total maximum amount payable to one farm operation is $60,000 (not including BMP: Barn Odour Reduction and BMP: Managing Livestock Access to Riparian Areas) over the term of the Ag Action Manitoba program. Farmers may apply and receive funding for more than one BMP over the term of Ag Action Manitoba. Only one application per BMP on the same parcel of land and/or for a single project where there may be common components across multiple applications, will be eligible for funding.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines. Farmers must have a valid Statement of Completion for an Environmental Farm Plan and can be from inside or outside of Manitoba as long as the activities related to the application occur in Manitoba or have a positive outcome for Manitoba.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Capital Assets and Equipment

The Capital Assets and Equipment grants, for projects under and over $1 million, help agri-processors and industry service providers with capital investments that support enhanced efficiency, productivity and environmental sustainability.

Who can apply?

Agri-Processors: Agri-food and agri-product processors and abattoirs involved in value-added activities to produce or package agri-products for market are eligible to apply.

Industry Service Providers: Food distributors and licensed commercial kitchens are eligible to apply.

What do we fund?

Eligible activities must occur in Manitoba and can include:

  • new and innovative technology
  • process automation
  • production scale-up
  • addition of equipment incremental to current operations
  • skill development and training
  • major expansion projects, including those that address environmental sustainability, such as wastewater treatment

How much may we fund?

For projects under $1 million, government support cannot exceed 25 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $50,000 per fiscal year or $100,000 over the life of the program, subject to available funds and project priority. Projects must be a minimum of $10,000.

For projects over $1 million, government support cannot exceed 25 per cent of the first $100,000 of eligible expenses, and 10 per cent of expenses over the first $100,000, to a maximum contribution of $2.5 million.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Farmland Beaver Damage Control

The Farmland Beaver Damage Control grant helps industry service providers implement appropriate methods (lethal and non-lethal) to control nuisance beavers that cause problems of excess moisture and flooding on agricultural land.

Who can apply?

Rural municipalities, the Association of Manitoba Community Pastures, Northern Association of Community Councils and First Nation Community Bands are eligible to apply.

What do we fund?

Eligible activities include:

  • Indirect methods - pond levelers, or other options approved by an administrator
  • Direct methods - trapping using approved traps or snares, shooting when a beaver is on land or in a trap, or other options approved by an administrator

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses to a maximum of $200 per leveller and $15 per beaver.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Industry Development

The Industry Development grant helps industry organizations complete non-research projects that improve the competitiveness of the agriculture and agri-processing industry.

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors. Funding is available to associations, commissions, non-profit organizations, boards, and indigenous governments or communities. Funding is also available to individual organizations and to collaborations that include multiple commodity groups, farmers, processors and other agricultural businesses.

What do we fund?

We fund projects in the following areas:

  • assurance - environment
  • assurance - food safety and animal health
  • market development
  • public trust

We fund projects related to:

  • development of business management tools
  • development of risk-management tools
  • advancement of science-based expertise and diagnostic excellence
  • promotion of industry partnerships

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses.  There is no funding cap.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Market Development

The Market Development grant helps agri-processors and industry service providers with marketing activities that increase innovation and business capacity to expand or maintain existing market presence.

Who can apply?

Agri-food and agri-product processors and abattoirs involved in value-added activities to produce or package agri-products for market are eligible to apply. Industry service providers including auction marts, assembly yards, feed mills, food distributors, licensed commercial kitchens, and livestock transporters.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in Manitoba. Eligible projects include:

  • market research
  • market access training
  • tradeshow opportunities
  • product development
  • scale-up production
  • labelling and packaging
  • sensory and shelf life studies

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $20,000 per year. Projects must be a minimum of $3,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Organizational Development

The Organizational Development grant helps industry organizations undertake planning, governance, leadership, and other capacity building initiatives, to enhance the sustainability and profitability of the agriculture sector.

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors, and agri-business member interests. This can include:

  • associations
  • commissions
  • non-profit organizations
  • boards
  • Indigenous governments or communities

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in, or have a positive outcome for Manitoba, and can include activities related to:

  • strategic planning
  • business planning
  • board governance
  • leadership development
  • succession planning

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $50,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Research and Innovation

The Research and Innovation grant helps eligible applicants in applied research, development and knowledge transfer projects that advance the growth and sustainability of the agriculture industry by fast-tracking the pace of innovation.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include:

  • farmers
  • agri-processors
  • industry organizations
  • industry service providers
  • academic and research institutions
  • diversification centres
  • national research institutions
  • private researchers
  • research stations

How much may we fund?

Funding streams include basic and applied research and development, as well as investment related to research capacity building in crops, livestock, agri-resource, and processing and value-added.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Resource Development

The Resource Development grant helps industry organizations and industry service providers with the production of resource materials focused on:

  • farm operations
  • business management
  • risk awareness
  • market expansion
  • business solutions

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors, or agri-business member interests, and can include:

  • associations
  • commissions
  • non-profit organizations
  • boards
  • Indigenous governments or communities

Eligible industry service providers include business and human resource consultants.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in, or have a positive outcome for Manitoba. Eligible activities can include the development of:

  • manuals
  • brochures and factsheets
  • transitional planning guides
  • instructional videos
  • social media items

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $30,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Training

The Training grant helps industry organizations undertake activities that share skills and research to improve the capacity and competitiveness of farmers and processors.

Who can apply?

Eligible industry organizations must be actively engaged in representing farmers, agri-food and agri-product processors, or agri-business member interests, and can include:

  • associations
  • commissions
  • non-profit organizations
  • boards
  • Indigenous governments or communities

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must occur in, or have a positive outcome for Manitoba. Eligible activities can include:

  • conferences
  • trade shows
  • in-person training
  • internships
  • mentorships
  • one-on-one training
  • on-site training
  • peer-to-peer training
  • web-based training (including webinars)

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, to a maximum of $15,000.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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CAP - Ag Action Manitoba - Training and Consulting

The Training and Consulting grant helps farmers improve their business knowledge, develop management skills and develop farm business plans, for the purpose of growing profitable farming operations in Manitoba.

Who can apply?

Farmers, young (under age of 46) and beginning farmers, are eligible to apply.

When can farmers apply?

Applications are received on a continual basis and bundled for approval every 30 days subject to funding availability.

What do we fund?

We fund training activities related to farm transition, farm risk management, financial management, human resource management, and qualifying skill development courses and training events. The course catalogue includes unique training opportunities for young and beginning farmers to help build farm business management knowledge and leadership capacity.

We fund professional consulting services for farm transition, human resource and risk management awareness, and in-depth professional consulting services for financial planning and analysis, if expanding or diversifying a livestock operation in Manitoba. Eligible young and beginning farmers can also choose to apply for financial planning and analysis consultation when establishing a commercial farm business or purchasing an interest in an existing farm business.

How much may we fund?

Government support cannot exceed 50 per cent of eligible expenses, with varying funding caps from $500 to $2,500 for eligible activities.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

CONTACT US:

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development
CAP-Ag Action Manitoba
Toll Free telephone: 1-844-769-6224
Email: agaction@gov.mb.ca
Website : https://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/canadian-agricultural-partnership/ag-action-manitoba-program/

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Conservation & Climate Fund

The Conservation and Climate Fund provides support to projects occurring in Manitoba that incorporate actions to address and adapt to climate change and protect the environment in alignment with the priorities and implementation of the Climate and Green Plan. 

Projects will deliver on one or more of the following:

  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • Address the effects of climate change, including measures to adapt to climate change;
  • Promote sustainable development while ensuring natural resources are managed in a manner that ensures availability for future generations

The Fund is a project funder and it is not the intent to provide on-going operating or maintenance support to an organization.

As an initiative of the Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, the Fund supports a green and climate resilient province.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include:

  • Incorporated non-profit organization
  • Academic and educational institution
  • Manitoba Municipality
  • Northern Affairs and Indigenous Community in Manitoba
  • Business, including Social Enterprise Businesses

Organizations must be active and have established operations within Manitoba for at least one year before applying. Business must be registered with the Province of Manitoba. 

Ineligible applicants include Individuals, Crown Corporations, Federal Government, Provincial Governments, and Watershed Districts.

Project Cost Limitations:

The maximum grant per applicant, as determined by the Fund, over the Government of Manitoba’s fiscal year (ending March 31) is: $150,000. 

The maximum level—or stacking limit—of total government assistance (federal, provincial and municipal assistance for the same eligible costs) will not exceed 100 per cent of eligible costs. In the event that total government assistance to a recipient exceeds the stacking limit, the Conservation and Climate Fund will adjust the level of funding so that the stacking limit is not exceeded and there is no duplication of funding.

Applications are not required to match project funding with funds from other eligible sources. However, eligible matching funds can contribute positively to the application assessment as outlined under the Application Assessment section (i.e. Organization Capacity and Funding).

When are the application deadlines?

The 2022 annual application intake of the Conservation and Climate Fund will close on June 17th, 2022. 

See the NOTICE provided under the section Confirmation of Application Submission.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects must demonstrate fulfillment of incorporating climate change and adaptation considerations into project activities, goals and outcomes through:

  • Fit within one or more of the three Categories of the Fund:
    Climate and Green Technology, Water and Nature and Resilient Landscape
  • Fit within one or more of the Sub-Categories of the Fund with a minimal of one Sub-Category for each declared Category.

Please see the fund’s guidelines for more information.

Ineligible Projects

  • For-profit private business projects or programs.
  • Municipal core services and programs as well as infrastructure capital funding that are the responsibility of the municipal, provincial or federal body. 
    (For example, fire and ambulance service; municipal drinking water and wastewater/drainage infrastructure; municipal waste services; and municipal services covered by provincial operating funding).
  • Core operations, projects, or programs that receive regular, budgeted provincial or federal support or are part of ongoing programs. (For example, medical and health care facilities, school and day care facilities; linked to the delivery of health and social services).
  • On-going programs and activities or projects which are already planned and/or funded provincially or through Provincial Crown Corporations. 
    For example:
    • Energy efficiency projects such as lighting, insulation, window, building envelope upgrades or electricity generation projects tied to the grid.  (Please engage with Efficiency Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro);
    • Municipal operating services and capital priorities covered by existing Manitoba operating grants and capital funding to municipalities, with the exception of pilot projects.
      (Please engage Municipal Finance and Advisory Services; Manitoba Strategic Municipal Investment Fund; Building Sustainable Communities Program; and Manitoba Strategic Infrastructure Secretariat);
    • Trail projects. (Please engage Trails Manitoba);
    • Wild Species & Habitat projects. (Please engage the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Fund; and the Conservation Trust)
    • Watershed and Wetland projects.  (Please engage the Conservation, GROW and Wetlands GROW Trusts.)
  • Activities required by law and/or mandated by a level of government.  (For example, a restoration that is already required by regulation)
  • Projects in relation to the enforcement of or compliance with legislation, regulations, or with by-laws in effect

How much may we fund?

The maximum grant per applicant, as determined by the Fund, over the Government of Manitoba’s fiscal year (ending March 31) is: $150,000.

Before You Apply:

The Conservation and Climate Fund intake period is now closed. The 2023-2024 intake will open spring 2023.

Consult the Conservation and Climate Fund Guide for full information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Contact Us

Climate & Green Plan Implementation Office
In Winnipeg Phone: (204) 945-7246
Toll free in MB: 1-800-282-8069
Email: ccinfo@gov.mb.ca

Mailing Address:
Climate & Green Plan Implementation Office
1200 - 155 Carlton Street,
Winnipeg, MB. R3C 3H8

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Ethnocultural Community Support Program

The Ethnocultural Community Support grant helps community organizations preserve, enhance, promote and share Manitoba’s rich and diverse cultural history and encourage the development of partnerships between cultural communities to foster inter-cultural understanding, harmony and equality.

Who can apply?

Eligible applicants include not-for-profit, community-based, ethnocultural organizations (or organizations that partner with the ethnocultural community), incorporated under provincial or federal law, with membership that is open to the public.

When are the application deadlines?

The application deadlines are April 30 and October 31.

What do we fund?

Initiatives must support the values of multiculturalism, inter-faith inclusion, anti-racism and youth engagement.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

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CONTACT US:

Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage
Multiculturalism Secretariat
Telephone:  204-945-5632
Email: multisec.@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/multiculturalism/ecsp.html

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F

Fire Protection Grant

Program is no longer available - Successful Applicants

H

Heritage Grants Program

The Heritage Grants Program helps Manitobans identify, protect and interpret Manitoba’s human and natural heritage.

Who can apply?

Any incorporated non-profit or charitable community organization, local government, university or First Nation may apply. Individuals or unincorporated groups may also apply under the endorsement of an eligible organization. Organizations must have been in existence for at least one year before applying or before endorsing another applicant.

When are the application deadlines?

Deadlines for applications are January 31 and June 1 of each year.

What do we fund?

Eligible projects include Collections Management, Conservation, Exhibitions, and programs (of a non-recurring nature) that seek to identify, protect or interpret Manitoba's human and natural heritage. Eligible projects also include Interpretive Signs, Research and Special Initiatives (innovative heritage projects not included above).

How much may we fund?

We fund up to 50 per cent of eligible expenses.

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full program guidelines.

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CONTACT US

Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage
Historic Resources Branch
In Winnipeg: (204) 945-2118
Toll free in MB: 1-800-282-8069 ext. 2118
Fax: (204) 948-2384
Email: hrb@gov.mb.ca
Website: https://www.gov.mb.ca/chc/grants/hgp.html

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Urban/Hometown Green Team Program

Green Team grants create summer employment opportunities for youth aged 15 to 29 years. Approved Applicants provide a variety of community development projects that improve neighbourhoods, promote community involvement and help develop young leaders.  The employment period is between May 1 and September 30.

Priorities for the 2023 summer season are focused on: community based organizations and municipal governments that can offer full-time employment opportunities for youth; projects that support COVID-19 response and recovery efforts; and projects that can demonstrate community need and partnerships.

Who can apply?

Eligible Applicants include:

  • non-profit organizations throughout Manitoba;
  • education authorities throughout Manitoba;
  • Northern Affairs Community Councils throughout Manitoba; and
  • municipal governments other than the City of Winnipeg.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is January 16, 2023. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their application was received by the deadline date and will receive an auto-reply confirming receipt of their email. Applicants should also save a copy of the original sent email as confirmation that their application was sent by the deadline date.

What do we fund?

All projects that offer youth employment opportunities will be considered for grant funding, except:

  • Projects to be carried out on First Nation Reserve lands.
  • Projects proposing any type of advocacy or solicitation of funds.
  • Projects that include lifeguarding, swimming instruction or pool maintenance duties.

How much may we fund?

  • Non-profit organizations, education authorities and Northern Affairs Community Councils: up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs to a maximum of $150,000.
  • Municipal governments: up to 50 per cent of eligible project costs to a maximum of $75,000 (cost-shared amount).

BEFORE YOU APPLY:

Consult the full Program Guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

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YOUTH LOOKING FOR SUMMER EMPLOYMENT WITH GREEN TEAM:

Youth aged 15-29 years who are interested in Green Team jobs are asked to apply directly with organizations that have received funding through the program. A full list of current employers should be posted by the end of May 2023 under the Urban/Hometown Green Team program at https://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/bldgcomm/index.html. Youth can also look for other employment opportunities at https://www.gov.mb.ca/jec/syeo/index.html.

CONTACT US

Department Name: Municipal Relations
Division/Branch name: Community Development Branch

Email: greenteam@gov.mb.ca

Additional contact information can be found in the Program Guidelines.


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