Pembina Valley Development Grants, Funding & Resources for Communities and Community Organizations
Community Resources
• Those that impact resource-based rural and northern communities (forestry, agriculture, fisheries, mining and energy);
• Those that have multi-sector collaboration or are regional in nature;
• Those that support the transfer and adoption of knowledge and know-how around the use of new technologies for community development and knowledge building purposes.
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Grants, Funding Opportunities & Resources for Communities and Community Organizations
The Community Festivals Support Program provides financial assistance to rural and northern community festivals in Manitoba which are recognized as being signature annual events to support the efforts of volunteers in organizing their community’s signature annual festival or celebration.
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Canadian Tire Jump Start
The program assists financially disadvantaged families in getting their individual children aged 4-18 involved in sports and recreation programs.
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The Canadian Women's Foundation is Canada’s only national public foundation designed to raise and grant funds to meet the needs of women and girls. We support women’s organizations across Canada that are using the most effective approaches to ending violence against women, moving low-income women out of poverty and building strong, resilient girls. We give particular priority to funding work with women and girls who face multiple challenges.
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In the Youth at Risk Program, The Carolyn Sifton Foundation welcomes proposals that fall within the mission statement and that meet the guidelines listed below. In the General Program, no unsolicited proposals will be accepted within, as the projects to be funded will be identified by board members.
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Canadian Heritage provides financial support for activities organized during the Celebrate Canada period, from June 21st to July 1st. These activities celebrate National Aboriginal Day, on June 21st, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24th, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27th and Canada on July 1st.
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This program is designed to assist the owners and lessees of a building which is of historical significance, and is designated as a heritage site under The Heritage Resources Act or City of Winnipeg By-Law No. 1474/77. The objective of the program is to ensure that work complies with the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.
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The FCC AgriSpirit Fund is about making life better for people in rural communities. Successful projects in the past have included hospitals and medical centers, childcare facilities, fire and rescue equipment, playgrounds, food banks, libraries, recreation centers and community gardens.
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The program of activities to be supported by the FUND in this eighteenth year of operation (2011-2012) includes:
• Coaching Scholarships tenable in Manitoba universities
• Support for Coaching Seminars
• Support for “Coach-in-Residence” Programs
• Support for Sport Management Internships
• Awarding of a prize for the “High School Coach of the Year”
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Manitoba’s policy for a multicultural society emphasizes three fundamental principles: pride, equality and partnership. The Ethnocultural Community Support Program (ECSP) has been established to further these principles by providing funding to assist ethnocultural
community organizations to:
• Preserve, enhance, promote and share Manitoba’s rich and diverse
  cultural heritage; and
• Encourage the development of partnerships between cultural
  communities to foster cross-cultural understanding, harmony and
  equality.
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The program supports well planned, technically sound, time-limited projects based in Manitoba that do not replace or duplicate government or forest industry activities. Projects that may contribute to addressing climate change are of special interest. There are 3 project categories:
• Tree planting projects to establish healthy, long-term forests or community tree stands. Project proposals can request support for obtaining tree stock, planting of trees, protection of planted trees, and one subsequent year of maintenance following planting. Tree stock may vary from seedlings to larger nursery stock; must be high quality and suitably hardy to the proposed planting area. To ensure success, the projects must include a plan for long-term maintenance of the planted trees. Proposals utilizing native Manitoba species, with demonstrated hardiness for the applicant's local area, are preferred.
• Forest education projects to improve school children's or the public's appreciation and understanding of the nature, role and importance of trees, forests and sustainable forest management in communities, agricultural areas and forest covered areas of Manitoba. Support may be provided for preparation and delivery of information, communication, instructional and interpretative materials and activities. Content for school-oriented projects must be consistent with the Manitoba Department of Education's curriculum guidelines. Content for public education projects should be rooted in the principles of the biological and ecological sciences and sustainable forest management practices and uses.
• Innovative forest projects to enhance the long-term sustainability and productivity of Manitoba's forest environment. Support will be considered for research, demonstration and development activities related to forest ecosystems, forest management, forest protection and urban forestry. Projects must provide a new or innovative perspective or approach to the topic being addressed, in a Manitoba setting.
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The HSP provides funding to "stewards" for implementing activities that protect or conserve habitats for species designated by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada as nationally "at risk" (endangered, threatened, or of special concern). These activities must take place on private lands, provincial Crown lands, Aboriginal lands, or in aquatic and marine areas across Canada. The program also fosters partnerships among organizations interested in the recovery of species at risk. As such, it supports many organizations and individuals in their efforts to meet the requirements of the National Recovery Program and the Species at Risk Act.
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The Hometown Heroes Award Program is your chance to help Canada recognize and celebrate environmental leaders, whether an individual, group or small business, who foster meaningful, long-term community awareness and action.
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First Sports will give priority to projects primarily involving
Youth, or for critical repairs which will extend the life of facilities.
First Sports grants can be used for:
• Non-personal sporting equipment including items such as goal posts, bleachers, ice groomers and chillers, curling rocks, gymnastics poles, mats and vaults
• Small capital projects which improve or upgrade sports and recreation facilities such as field upgrades, change room renovations and court surfaces
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Hometown Manitoba is a program under the Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) that provides financial support for rural and northern community projects initiated by local communities, organizations, cooperatives and businesses that enhance public places and building exteriors. The program also aims to promote unique identities and themes that define a community.
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Based on demonstrated need, assistance of up to $300 per individual is available to children ages 18 and under to help offset the cost of registration fees. Provincial Sport Organizations must recognize planned activities.
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Manitoba Conservations offers a number of opportunities in the form of funding.
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The SDIF provides funding for the development, implementation and promotion of environmental innovation and sustainable development projects delivered by local governments, industry, community and youth groups, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities. The SDIF supports innovative projects that contribute to the protection, enhancement, conservation and/or rehabilitation of Manitoba's environment. Projects must be ecologically sound, promote a sustainable approach, demonstrate clear environmental benefits and take into account the benefits to the community and the economy. Projects must address one or more of the Fund's priority program areas and should incorporate youth involvement, community partnerships, and information sharing. Sustainable Development Innovations Fund (SDIF) French version (pdf file 17kb).
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The Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund is designed to help organizations, businesses and local governments move toward more sustainable waste management and pollution prevention practices. Emphasis for funding is on projects focusing on waste reduction, pollution prevention and environmental education. The intent of the fund is to develop public/private partnerships, build local capacity for sustainable WRAPP activities such as organic waste management and composting, construction and demolition waste management, pollution prevention, and integrated waste management system development and planning.
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Provides operating and programming assistance to rural Community Arts Councils. The Councils administer a range of community-based arts programs and some may operate permanent cultural facilities.
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• To provide support for facilities that serve to protect and interpret Manitoba’s heritage resources.
• To improve the quality of museum collections and programs throughout Manitoba.
• To encourage and support a balanced interpretation of Manitoba’s heritage.
• To strengthen community identity and contribute to a sense of place and belonging in Manitobans throughout the province.
• To facilitate the effective use of available resources through co-operation between Manitoba’s museums and related institutions and organizations.
communities.
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The Community Places Program 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.
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Manitoba Culture, Heritage and Tourism supports community organizations and citizens who take action to build on their community’s achievements, existing strengths and local skills.
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Manitoba Healthy Living, Youth and Seniors wishes to acknowledge innovative classroom or school projects. The grants provide $1,000 to cover project costs that are not normally the responsibility of school divisions.
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The Heritage Grants Program has been developed to assist Manitobans in identifying, protecting and interpreting the province's human and natural heritage.
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Reduce operating costs and improve system performance at your facility with electric and natural gas upgrades. The Custom Measures program addresses energy efficient projects that are not part of an existing Power Smart commercial program.
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In motion is a provincial strategy to help all Manitobans make physical activity part of their daily lives for health and enjoyment. Our vision is to make Manitobans healthier by increasing physical activity in the province by 20 percent by the year 2015.
Most of us already know the importance of active living. Physical activity increases energy, reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs and helps us reach and maintain a healthy body weight. The result is a better quality of life for every age group. Yet less than half of all Manitobans of all ages do enough physical activity to improve their health.
What's needed is the motivation to get ourselves and each other "in motion". The provincial government has joined with community partners in physical activity, health, healthy living, recreation, sport and education to raise activity levels and reduce barriers to physical activity.
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In motion is a provincial strategy to help all Manitobans make physical activity part of their daily lives for health and enjoyment. Our vision is to make Manitobans healthier by increasing physical activity in the province by 20 percent by the year 2015.
Most of us already know the importance of active living. Physical activity increases energy, reduces stress, strengthens the heart and lungs and helps us reach and maintain a healthy body weight. The result is a better quality of life for every age group. Yet less than half of all Manitobans of all ages do enough physical activity to improve their health.
What's needed is the motivation to get ourselves and each other "in motion". The provincial government has joined with community partners in physical activity, health, healthy living, recreation, sport and education to raise activity levels and reduce barriers to physical activity.
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Since its inception, the Manitoba Model Forest (MBMF) had a Vision brings together the peoples of the area, each with different backgrounds and values of the forest, to work together in sustaining the forest and the communities it contains. The partnerships that were originally forged and have continued into the Forest Communities Programdemonstrates the commitment of the areas peoples in striving to achieve their vision.
The MBMF has initiated many projects to build capacity within local communities and to provide tools that would allow community members to participate in forest management decisions. The Forest Communities Program strives to build on the previous work by exploring alternative economic opportunities that may be available to the people of the area. This comes at a time when the traditional resource-based economies of many rural communities have disappeared or declined significantly.
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The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. The Program will increase opportunities, through festivals and other events and projects, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.
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The Enabling Accessibility Fund (EAF) supports community-based projects across Canada that improve accessibility, remove barriers, and enable Canadians with disabilities to participate in and contribute to their communities.
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The Environmental Partnership Fund, which began in 1993, gives Manitoba Hydro opportunities to support environmentally worthwhile endeavors by external, not-for-profit organizations. The program provides one-time or multi-year contributions toward environmental projects that relate to our activities and have a strong environmental/energy education focus.
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Manitoba School and Community Arts Programs
The Aboriginal Arts Education Program will provide financial assistance for culture based arts education, training and mentorship initiatives in order to enhance individual and community artistic development and to promote and preserve Aboriginal culture and heritage.
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As a new component within the Aboriginal Cultural Initiatives Program, the Aboriginal Arts Education Program will provide financial assistance for culture based arts education, training and mentorship initiatives in order to enhance individual and community artistic development and to promote and preserve Aboriginal culture and heritage.
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The Arts Development Project Support Program assists Manitoba nonprofit community-based organizations to undertake initiatives in audience development or arts skills development in the performing, exhibiting or literary arts.
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The After School Arts Enrichment Programming for Students Program funds new and existing arts programming designed to support students who do not normally have access to arts programs in their community.
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The After School Arts Enrichment Programming for Students Program funds new and existing arts programming designed to support students who do not normally have access to arts programs in their community.
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The Youth Performing Arts Travel Grant provides financial support for public school-based performing arts groups (K – S4), participating in off-site performing arts events in or outside Manitoba.
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The Youth Leadership Scholarship Program recognizes Grade 12 students who have engaged in meaningful leadership and citizenship volunteer activities during the past year that were targeted at promoting healthy living in their communities and schools.
Two hundred scholarships of $500 each are available to Manitoba grade 12 students. Scholarships may be used to attend post-secondary studies at any recognized post-secondary institution. Students have until September 30, 2012 to claim scholarships awarded in 2011.
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The Youth Leadership Scholarship Program recognizes Grade 12 students who have engaged in meaningful leadership and citizenship volunteer activities during the past year that were targeted at promoting healthy living in their communities and schools.
Two hundred scholarships of $500 each are available to Manitoba grade 12 students. Scholarships may be used to attend post-secondary studies at any recognized post-secondary institution. Students have until September 30, 2012 to claim scholarships awarded in 2011.
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Lighthouses is a Manitoba Justice fund that stimulates development of partnerships that support recreational, educational and social programs for young Manitobans. Part of the Neighbourhoods Alive! strategy, Lighthouses makes use of schools, recreation centers and other community facilities outside school hours for sports, arts, music and other activities organized by and for local youth.
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The Neighbourhood Renewal Fund assists neighbourhood organizations representing residents and other local interests, in strengthening local capacity and revitalizing designated urban neighbourhoods through a broad range of locally planned and supported initiatives.
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The N7 Fund provides product donations and grants to Native American and Aboriginal communities in support of sports and physical activity programs for youth. Our goal is to help unleash a child’s potential through the power of sport.
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The Home Depot Canada Foundation and Evergreen are pleased to offer the Rebuilding Nature Grant Program to support environmental stewardship projects in communities across Canada.
Amount offered: $1,000, $3,000 or $12,000, up to 50% of project costs, plus a $2,000 The Home Depot Gift Card
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The RCMP Foundation raises funds to develop local community programs in support of Canada's youth at risk in areas such as Community Policing, child safety, drug awareness, crime prevention, anti bullying literacy, internet safety and victim services.
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The young Canadians who accept the Sogo Active Challenge show a commitment to fight Canada's inactivity crisis. What they need is the support, like equipment, facilities and resources. That's where you come in.
So why become a Community Host? Membership is free. Sogo Active can increase your organization's visibility and profile among youth, draw them to new or existing programs offered by your organization, and help build active leaders of tomorrow.
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Sport Manitoba offers a wide range of developmental grants that facilitate the growth of athletes, coaches and officials at the community level.
Assistance provided by Sport Manitoba focuses on participants who are being introduced to sport and those who are looking to take their development to the next step.
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If you are between the ages of 6 and 13, tell us about the green idea you have for your home, school or community in 150 words or less. There are five different grant categories to choose from:
• Water – Tell us your ideas to help clean or conserve water.
• Nature – Explain how you can conserve or grow more plants and trees.
• Air – How will your idea keep the air we breathe clean and fresh?
• Energy – Tell us how you plan to conserve energy.
• Reduce – Share all the actions you can take, like recycling, to reduce your carbon footprint.
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We are committed to strengthening the communities in which we have branches by supporting organizations, charities and events that reflect the values of our members, our employees and our communities.
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The SDIF provides funding for the development, implementation and promotion of environmental innovation and sustainable development projects delivered by local governments, industry, community and youth groups, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities.
Grants are provided through several priority program areas. Proposed projects must address one or more priority area and achieve or demonstrate measurable progress toward achieving the fund's objectives. They must also be environmentally and ecologically sound, promote a sustainable approach, have clear environmental benefits and take into account benefits to the community and the economy. Projects should also demonstrate the involvement of youth where possible.
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Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds helps schools create outdoor classrooms to provide students with a healthy place to play, learn and develop a genuine respect for nature.
Amount offered: $500–$3,500 for schools, $500–$2,000 for daycares.
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Through the Youth Take Charge Program, the Government of Canada will enable young Canadians to
become involved in a range of activities designed to strengthen their knowledge of and attachment to
Canada. Youth participants will have an opportunity to learn about Canada’s rich history and diversity
and become engaged and active citizens. Through their active participation, young people will become
more involved in their communities and thereby strengthen our country and shared future
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Youth Serves Manitoba (YSM) encourages post-secondary students to engage in meaningful, part-time community service with incorporated non-profit or registered charitable organizations.
Upon successful completion of 100 hours of approved community service, students receive a $500 bursary towards tuition or student loans.
Students who have completed their first 100 hours of approved community service hours can apply for a second bursary (subject to availability of funds).
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In 2010, The Foundation distributed a total of $21 million in grants. Approximately half of the Foundation's grant making dollars are awarded in response to requests from community organizations, through applications to our grant programs. The following is a summary of the granting programs offered by the Foundation.
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The Government of Canada has made enhancements to the New Horizons for Seniors Program to allow a broader array of organizations to develop a greater variety of projects to meet the changing needs of communities.
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FuellingChange is a new and exciting program from Shell Canada. Supporting environmental projects and organizations selected by voters, Shell will grant a total of $1 million per year to projects that improve and restore Canada’s environment.
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In response to the continued interest from active girls and women and the ongoing financial need within the sport community, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) with support from Sport Canada offers an annual grant opportunity to individuals and/or organizations that meet the WISE Fund criteria. The WISE grant has been created to help fund sport initiatives and assist members of the sport community in Canada.
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The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. Increasingly, the WDP is used to collaborate with others and is designed to respond to economic priorities.
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The Thomas Sill Foundation provides grants throughout Manitoba, however the guidelines differ between Winnipeg and rural and northern areas.
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Community & Area Foundation
Community & Area Foundation
For Businesses Grants and Funding Opportunities go to Businesses Resources.
The Community Economic Development (CED) Pathfinder is a quick, easy tool to help you find information, resources, and ideas to help your community develop and grow using the CED process which supports development of the community by the community.
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Manitoba Housing has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for community partners who want to develop new, affordable rental and co-operative housing for seniors with low-to-moderate incomes.
HOMEWorks! financial assistance is available to help offset the capital costs of the development of new affordable senior's housing.
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The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program was created to help you celebrate your community, its past and its present. The Program will increase opportunities, through festivals and other events and projects, for local artists and artisans to be involved in their community and for local groups to commemorate their local history and heritage.
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The Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund is designed to help organizations, businesses and local governments move toward more sustainable waste management and pollution prevention practices. Emphasis for funding is on projects focusing on waste reduction, pollution prevention and environmental education. The intent of the fund is to develop public/private partnerships, build local capacity for sustainable WRAPP activities such as organic waste management and composting, construction and demolition waste management, pollution prevention, and integrated waste management system development and planning.
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• Capital costs
• Operating costs
• Special projects
• Other purposes
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Community Sponsorship
Our Community Sponsorships give us the opportunity to sponsor events that benefit our community and provide Assiniboine with recognition and profile. We support:
   • Fundraising Events (for ACU members only)
   • Arts and Cultural Events
   • Community Festivals & Celebrations
Sustainable Community Grants
We welcome the opportunity to support projects and programs that help to foster self-reliant, sustainable communities and neighborhoods. Through the Sustainable, ACU seeks to support projects and programs that contribute to at least one of the following focus areas:
   • Community Renewal
   • Environmental Sustainability
   • Cooperative Development
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The Building Manitoba Fund provides Manitoba municipalities with a share of provincial tax revenues in support of municipal roads, recreation facilities, transit, and other infrastructure renewal needs. Municipalities outside of Winnipeg will receive an increase of $3.2 million in 2011 under the BMF.
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The Manitoba Foundation for Sports scholarship program administrated by Sport Manitoba was established to support young athletes of Sport Manitoba partners, who continue to participate in amateur sport while pursuing a post-secondary education on a full time basis.
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Community Sponsorship

Access CU is committed to strengthening our community by supporting organizations, charities and events that reflect the values of our members, our employees and our communities. We like to select donation and sponsorship opportunities where there is a need in the community; to promote health and well-being; to support life-long learning.

Access CU has a rich history of giving back to our community. We support a variety of community events, projects and programs that contribute to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities where we live and work. Our core values include a donation policy, as well as many hours of employee volunteerism in various community organizations and events.
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We believe in the power of communities and the individuals who live in them. That’s why we invest millions of dollars to make a positive social impact in the communities we serve.

RBC Blue Water Project™: Freshwater sustains life – together we must protect it. That’s why we created the RBC Blue Water Project.

Sports: Healthy, active people contribute to great communities. We
support sports from the playground to the podium.

Children and Youth: We’re investing in kids and youth to generate benefits for families and communities.

RBC Emerging Artists Project: We’re investing in the next generation of artists and banking on some entertaining returns.
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