Local Government Municipal Services Grants/Funding Opportunities

 Tire Stewardship of Manitoba Grant


Co-op Community Spaces Program

Co-op Community Spaces has been developed to help protect, beautify and improve spaces across Western Canada. In keeping with our ongoing commitment to invest in the communities we serve, Co-op will contribute up to $2 million to help support projects that improve the places Canadians meet, play, learn and share.

 Application Period is February 1 to March 1, 2017. APPLY NOW!


Tree Canada
In celebration of Canada 150, grants of up to $5,000 are available for 150 community tree-planting projects across the country! Communities, First Nations, schools and associations can submit an application before February 17, 2017. There are opportunities for communities, businesses, and individuals to get involved. Made possible in part by the Government of Canada.


Urban/Hometown Green Team 2017

Information for Organizations

We are pleased to announce that grant applications are now being accepted for the 2017 summer season.  Applications will be considered as resources allow and in keeping with program priorities/criteria as well as area/regional distribution.

If you require further information, please call 204-945-0901 or 1-800-282-8069 or e-mail

Green Team creates summer employment opportunities for youth aged 15 to 29 years. Participating employers 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 August 31.

 Click here to access the 2017 Green Team Application.

 Deadline Date: January 15, 2017

  • Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Organizations are responsible for ensuring we have received their grant application by the deadline date (organizations can contact us for a confirmation # indicating it was received).
  • Organizations will be notified by mail on the status of their funding request by the end of March.

Program Priorities

  •  Children/Youth Recreation and Volunteer Projects (see descriptions under Eligibility Criteria).
  • Indigenous youth, visible minority youth and youth with a disability.
  • Projects located in northern Manitoba (north of 53rd parallel) and in revitalization areas (see Neighbourhoods Alive! communities)
  • Projects from organizations previously funded through Green Team.

EcoAction Community Funding Program

People holding hands in fieldSince 1995, Environment and Climate Change Canada's EcoAction Community Funding Program has provided financial support to community-based, non-profit organizations for projects that have measurable, positive impacts on the environment.

The Program encourages action focused projects that will protect, rehabilitate or enhance the natural environment, and build the capacity of communities to sustain these activities into the future.

Project Funding

In keeping with Environment and Climate Change Canada's national environmental priorities, the Program supports projects that address the following four themes:

Clean air: to reduce emissions that contribute to air pollutants

Clean water: to divert and reduce substances that negatively affect water quality or to focus on water conservation and efficiency

Climate change: to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change or to deal with the impacts of climate change

Nature: to reduce biodiversity loss, protect wildlife and plants, and protect and improve the habitat where they live

Additional Program Information and Downloadable Documents

Important information about the EcoAction Community Funding Program and downloadable documents are available to potential applicants and successful recipients.
MCSC is pleased to announce the following changes to our grant program:

New Emergency Capital Program - MCSC provides Emergency Capital Funding where it is determined that the request is an emergency or critical repair.

Grant applicants can now re-apply after 12 months of a previous grant approval, instead of 18 months.

MCSC Funds:
Computers and technology
Program Costs
Operating Costs

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Manitoba Lotteries has been advised that only 4 volunteers are required for bingo events.

Please check out our new GRANT APPLICATION package and criteria.

More information is available on our website at or contact (204) 940-4450.

Manitoba Community Services Council Inc (MCSC) funds non-profit, community service organizations with funding provided by the Province of Manitoba and bingo events provided by Manitoba Lotteries Corporation.


This program provides financial support for rural and northern community projects initiated by local communities, organizations, co-operatives and businesses that enhance main street public places and building exteriors. The program also aims to promote unique identities and themes that define a community. Program objectives include:
  1. Enhance the appearance/greening and use of community gathering places and exterior structure upgrading in main street areas.
  2. Support the creation of outdoor spaces that are attractive to local and regional citizens and tourists.
  3. Support projects that advance community identities and themes.
  4. Encourage community use and increased investment in main street areas.
  5. Promote the use of local products, services and talents.
  6. Support community-driven projects that build community pride and citizen involvement.
Program Components
Hometown Manitoba offers funding for three program components:
Hometown Meeting Places supports community projects that enhance main street areas and public places. Projects may include developing/upgrading/greening outdoor spaces and other enhancements to exterior public and non-profit facilities that are accessible to the general community. These may include outdoor spaces associated with parks, community gathering places, seniors and youth centres, hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, schools, libraries, churches, museums, public administration buildings and other similar facilities. The project must have community support (a resolution or letter of support from the local council must accompany the application).
Hometown Main Streets Enhancements support projects that focus on upgrading the appearance of building exteriors, structures and exterior spaces in main street areas. Projects may include building facelifts/upgrading, new signage that reflects a community theme and landscaping enhancements. Individual projects must be part of an overall community enhancement initiative. Projects must be located in a public place within the main street area and help to advance a community theme or identity.
Hometown Tree Planting supports community greening initiatives for rural municipalities and town organizations. Eligible projects include parks, golf courses or entrances to communities and may not necessarily have to be located in the main street area. Trees must be purchased from a Manitoba based nursery.


Applications to the Community Places Program (CPP) are available every year in early fall. The deadline for submitting project applications is December 15, with approvals announced in the spring. Potential applicants should contact a CPP office to place themselves on a mailing list or consult our website at to keep up-to-date about these deadlines.


CPP provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities.


Non-profit community organizations can apply to CPP for up to 50% of the first $15,000 of project costs and up to 1/3 of project costs over that amount. The maximum grant is $50,000.

Technical Consultation Services:

These services are provided by the CPP facilities consultants who assist community organizations in the planning and development of facility projects. Consultations include planning and design advice, information on regulatory requirements, the provision of schematic drawings and assistance with the tendering process.

Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit community organizations throughout Manitoba are eligible to apply to CPP. Ineligible organizations include public schools, universities, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses, commercial co-operatives and federal, provincial and City of Winnipeg departments and agencies.* Ineligible projects include those primarily involving housing, space for worship or congregational purposes, cemeteries, tourism signage, portable tools, equipment, furniture, municipal works such as roads, bridges, municipal service buildings, and sewer and water installations.* Operating costs and building maintenance costs are not eligible.

*Exceptions may exist where community use can be measured. Contact our office to obtain a form which will help us to determine your eligibility


Application and planning workshops will be offered throughout the application intake period. For details, visit our website or call the regional office closest to you.

Project Funding:

Applicant contributions to project costs can include fundraising, local government funding, other provincial government funding**, federal government funding, other funding sources, volunteer/donated labour, donated materials and loaned heavy construction equipment. In communities under the jurisdiction of the Northern Affairs Act, Manitoba Aboriginal and Northern Affairs may provide the local government portion of eligible project costs.

**Funding from all provincial government sources combined cannot exceed 50% of total project costs.

Grant Payment Process:

CPP grants are paid to community organizations in instalments based on project progress. Projects are monitored by CPP staff in Winnipeg and by regional staff in the rest of the province.

Application Process:

One application intake is held each year. News releases announcing CPP availability and the application deadline are provided to urban and rural newspapers annually as soon as applications are available. Bulletins are sent directly to municipal and First Nations officials, recreation/wellness organizations and client groups throughout the province. Applications are available in the CPP office in Winnipeg, regional offices, or on our website at

If your community organization is planning a project please contact the office closest to you as soon as possible to discuss your project and to arrange for application materials. Note: Submitting your application prior to the deadline is a good idea – it leaves time to notify you if any additional information is required to complete the application.
Children & Youth Opportunities - Regional Offices

Central Region
225 Wardrop St.
Morden, MB R6M 1N4

Ph: 204-822-5418
Toll Free: 1-866-346-5219
Fax: 204-822-2915
Interlake Region
Box 1519, 62 2nd Ave.
Gimli, MB R0C 1B0

Ph: 204-642-6006
Toll Free: 1-866-259-5748
Fax: 204-642-6080

Norman Region – The Pas
Box 2550, 3rd St. &
Ross Ave.
The Pas, MB R9A 1M4
Ph: 204-627-8213
Fax: 204-627-8236
Westman Region
Rm. 146, 340 9th St.
Brandon, MB
R7A 6C2

Ph: 204-726-6066
Toll Free: 1-800-259-6592
Fax: 204-726-6583
Eastman Region
Box 50, 20 1st St. S.
Beausejour, MB R0E 0C0

Ph: 204-268-6018
Toll Free: 1-800-665-6107
Fax: 204-268-6070
Parkland Region
27 2nd Ave. S.W.
Dauphin MB R7N 3E5

Ph: 204-622-2022
Fax: 204-638-6558
Norman Region – Thompson
59 Elizabeth Dr.
Thompson  MB R8N 1X4

Ph: 204-677-6784
Fax: 204-677-6862

Community Places Program- Winnipeg Office
400 - 352 Donald St.
MB R3B 2H8

Ph: 204-945-0502
Toll Free: 1-800-894-3777
Fax: 204-948-1065