Thompson Neighbourhood Renewal Corporation, in partnership with the Government of Manitoba, has established the TNRC Small Grant Fund. This grant is available to local groups and organizations in the City of Thompson.
The TNRC Small Grant Fund is now accepting applications until 4:30 pm on December 20, 2019. Note that all projects must be completed and reports submitted by March 15, 2020. There will be three intakes for the 2019-20 Small Grant season: June, September, and December. Application instructions are provided below:
What is the Small Grant Fund?
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, community gardening initiatives, local newletters, cultural programs, communications and networking activities, community celebrations, and programs for seniors, children and youth.
Who can Apply?
The grants are available to groups and organizations located in 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) 677-0760.
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.
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