The TNRC Small Grant Fund is now accepting applications until 4:30 pm on December 20, 2020. Note that all projects must be completed and reports submitted by March 15, 2021. Please note that applicants/participants must adhere to the Corona Virus (Covid-19) safety measures that have been put into place by our province.
What is the Small Grant Fund?
This grant is made possible through an agreement with the province of Manitoba and is administered by the Thompson Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation (TNRC). The purpose of the Small Grant Fund is to support FREE community building and community connecting projects that enhance the health and cohesion of our community. Some examples of eligible projects include community clean-up events, murals, community gardening initiatives, community capacity building (outreach activities, consultations, newsletters and meetings), cultural programs, communications and networking activities, community celebrations, and programs for seniors, children and youth. Projects/activities must respond to the priorities of the TNRC's 5 year Community Plan. A digital copy can be found below under TNRC 5 Year Plan.
Who can Apply?
The grants are available to groups and organizations located within the City of Thompson.
Size of Grants:
Local organizations can apply for funds up to a maximum of $5,000 per year.
Successful Small Grants will:
Enhance the strength and cohesion of the community
Emphasize community building and connecting activities
Have identified support of local residents
Reflect the goals of Thompson Neighbourhood Renewal Corporations current Five-Year Community Plan (2016-2021)
Be sponsored by local groups or organizations (not individuals)
Not used for wages (honorariums are eligible*)
Not to be used for capital improvements to private property
Projects must take place within the City of Thompson
Projects involving use of private or public property should have the written permission of the owners or the municipality
Have provided complete and satisfactory reporting on past projects.
*Please note: honorariums for facilitators maybe eligible while payments of wages or stipends to participants are ineligible.
Who will decide?
The TNRC's Small Grant Committee, which is made up of members of the TNRC's Board of Directors and members of the community, will work with the Community Development Coordinator to review small grant proposals and make recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval. The committee meets regularly and allocates funds based on the needs of the community, the quality of the application, and the track-record of the sponsoring organization or group.
You can download the Small Grant Fund application by clicking the link below or you can pick up a hard copy from Thompson Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation at 310-83 Churchill Drive, (204) 677-0766.
*Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, public access to our offices have been limited and the application can be emailed and/or faxed.
Manitoba Grants Online, is a new one-stop portal for non-profit organizations to access a variety of government grants. Manitoba Grants Online currently features grant offerings from four departments - Municipal Relations, Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Sport, Culture and Heritage. Please visit this site in the future for access to even more grants from other departments as they join the portal.