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.
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 Grants Fund is to support 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 Plan (see below).
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 5-Year Plan (2022-2027)
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.
***NOTE: Honorariums for facilitators may be 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.
Click on the link or button below, or give us a call at 204-677-0760 and one will be emailed or faxed to you, or pick up a hard copy from Thompson Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation at Unit B - 117 Commercial Place.