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Applications are open March 1 to April 5, 2019


Applications are open March 1 to 29, 2019

Do you have a project that will enhance lives or contribute to sustainability in your rural community? The FCC AgriSpirit Fund may provide between $5,000 to $25,000 to projects that qualify in a city or town with less than 150,000 people.

Types of projects we consider:
Capital projects – construction or upgrades to a hospital, medical centre, childcare facility, rink, sportsplex or the purchase of fire and rescue equipment
Sustainability projects - upgrades to heating and cooling systems in a community building, installing new windows in a recreation centre or purchasing capital items for a recycling facility
View all past projects     

Who can apply?
- Charities registered with the Canada Revenue Agency
- Non-profit organizations who partner with a municipal body, territorial or provincial government. The municipal body must agree to receive contributed money and issue a receipt.
- Town or city under 150,000 people, rural municipality or First Nations band

Organizations must not have received AgriSpirit funding in the past four years
Eligible projects:
Recognize FCC’s contribution
Must be completed within two years of receiving funding with documented proof
Capital projects that enrich lives or contribute to sustainability

How to apply:
All applications must be submitted online between March 1 to 29, 2019. You’ll be contacted by email in August 2019.

FCC employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to apply.

At A Glance
The Community Support Small Grant Program supports Manitoba’s non-profit and community-led organizations in their efforts to provide avenues for Manitobans to support and sustain thriving communities with the program objectives:
·      Build capacity within community organizations.
·      Support community driven goals that have a public benefit.
·      Prioritize innovative projects.
·      Increase the reach or effectiveness of successful projects.
Grants:  Non-profit and community-led organizations can apply for one-time funding of up to a maximum of $20,000.00.  Applicants must provide a minimum of 10% matching cash funding and only one application per organization per year will be considered. Projects must be completed by March 31, 2019.
Consultation Services:  Recreation and Regional Services staff can assist community organizations with the application and the application process.
Eligibility Criteria:  Non-profit and community-led organizations throughout Manitoba are eligible to apply for the Community Support Small Grant Program.  Organizations must have been in existence for at least one year. Ineligible organizations include schools, hospitals, local governments and for profit organizations. 
Eligible Costs:
·        Project labour and materials
·        Project supplies
·        Operational cost for equipment
·        Equipment and /or machinery lease costs
·        Promotional materials
·        Training
·        Rental / lease of project facilities for approved project
·        Equipment
·        Furniture / Appliances/Technology
Ineligible Costs:
·        Ongoing core operation costs
·        Vehicles
·        Music festivals
·        Competitions and tournaments
·        Centennials and homecomings
·        Travel costs
·        Projects that do not have public benefit
Grant Payment Process:  Grants to successful applicants will receive an initial payment of up to 60% of grant upon receipt of signed agreement.  A final payment of 40% of the grant will be made on submission of a final report. Grants of under $3,000 will receive full payment upon approval.
Application Process:  Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis with notification made quarterly.  If your community organization is planning a project, please contact your Recreation and Regional Services office to discuss how we can help.