Use the links below to access information about available local and provincial grants and funding sources for community projects and initiatives:
- Building Sustainable Communities Grant
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
- Building Sustainable Communities Grant
- To enhance community outdoor public spaces in mainstreet 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
- Provides grants to non-profit community organizations throughout the Province. If your organization is in need of funding, please fill out and submit our GRANT APPLICATION! MCSC funds requests for furniture, equipment, vehicles, operating costs, program costs, and emergency/critical repair projects
- Funding to support capital project, including cultural & recreation centers
- Grants range from $5,000 – $25,000
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.
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).
- 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
- Supports employment for rural youth aged 16-24 yrs. thru community development projects
- Eligible applicants: municipal government, non-profit organizations
- Eligible projects: recreation/sport activities, tourism, trail enhancement, community maximum of $500
- Deadlines: March & April
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
- The Paterson Foundation
If you are looking for funding, the Recreation District can provide assistance to help secure funding.
Phone: 204-827-2575 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org