Let’s create some great ways to help people stay safe.

Let’s create some great ways to help people stay safe.

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This section is where you can access information about grants and other initiatives where you or your group can get financial support to create Safe At Home events and programming. If you have an idea that helps Manitobans stay active and engaged while restrictions are at their highest levels, maybe we can help you.

 


The Safe at Home Manitoba Grant Program

The Safe at Home Manitoba Grant Program was created to help Manitobans enjoy active, engaged lives during a period of critical level restrictions in our communities. The Manitoba Government invited grant applications for projects that would encourage Manitobans to participate in creative, fun and engaging activities throughout the winter, while staying safe. The Manitoba Government began receiving applications on December 7th, 2020. Public response to the Safe at Home Manitoba Grant Program was tremendous. Due to the volume of applications received, the program closed on December 31, 2020.

Information on the grant guidelines is available below. Funded activities can be found under the Stay Home tab, with more being added each week.
Thank you for your interest in helping to keep Manitobans Safe, Connected and Home.

 


 

 
The Safe at Home Manitoba Grant Program supports projects that help Manitobans enjoy active, engaged lives during a period of critical level restrictions in our communities. The Manitoba Government began receiving applications on December 7th, 2020 for projects that encouraged Manitobans to stay home and stay safe, while improving their quality of life.

Public response to the Safe at Home Manitoba Grant Program has been tremendous. We have already approved funding for over 150 projects across Manitoba and have many more projects under consideration by our selection committee.

Due to the volume of applications under consideration the intake for this program will be closed as of December 31, 2020.

Thank you for your interest in helping to keep Manitobans Safe, Connected and Home.

 

 

Eligible Applicants

  • Municipalities, First Nations, and local authorities such as planning districts and Northern Affairs Community Councils
  • Not-for-profit organizations
  • Registered charities
  • For-profit businesses
  • Government agencies, such as Travel Manitoba or Centre Culturel Franco Manitobain
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Professional artists

 

In all cases, applicants must have been operating in Manitoba as of November 1, 2020. Applicants that have been closed due to public health orders may still apply if their organization was in operation prior to November 1, 2020.

When are the application deadlines?

Applications will open starting December 7, 2020 and will be evaluated and approved on a continuous basis until the fund is fully allocated.

Due to the volume of applications this program closed December 31, 2020.

What do we fund?

  • New projects that support social inclusion, mental health and physical wellness while staying home
  • Expansion or additions to existing projects, including the removal of fees or costs to participate
  • Equipment or supplies required to deliver a program or project
  • Administration or event costs directly related to program delivery

Ineligible Projects:

  • Projects with restricted or limited public access (by fee, ticket price, membership or other barriers)
  • Projects that cannot be delivered by the end of March 2021
  • Capital projects and related leasehold improvements
  • Core or essential municipal, provincial, federal projects or programs and services that are the responsibility of the municipal, provincial or federal body
  • Post-secondary institution projects for academic purposes, or facilities that provide provincially-regulated programs, services or training for accredited programs
  • Projects that are linked to the delivery of core education, or health and social services programs, delivered through provincial or federal governments
  • Projects delivered by Crown corporations
  • Ongoing programs that existed prior to November 1, 2020, unless the proposal is for an expansion or addition as outlined above
  • Projects, programs or services outside of Manitoba
  • Projects that charge a fee for use or participation
  • Religious services or political events

How much do we fund?

The program funds up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs, up to a maximum grant of $50,000. Applicants are welcome to apply for more than one project, however first consideration will be given to new applicants. We provide 90% of the recommended grant on approval. The final 10% of the approved grant would be provided upon the submission of the final project report, pending final project expenses.

How decisions are made:

Applications were reviewed and adjudicated by Manitoba’s Grant Program Partners which includes several external organizations with funding and subject matter expertise. All funding decisions were made by Manitoba. Grant Program Partners include Manitoba Arts Council, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, The Winnipeg Foundation and United Way Winnipeg.

Adjudication Criteria:

  • Safe at Home Impact: To what extent does the project provide an outlet, activity or event that encourages Manitobans to stay home? How many Manitobans are likely to participate?
  • Viability and feasibility to complete: Does the organization or artist have the demonstrated capacity to deliver the project quickly and prior to March 31, 2021?
  • Accessibility and Social Inclusion: To what extent does the proposed project reach the greatest number and diversity of Manitobans? Is the proposed project accessible for Manitobans who are disabled by barriers? Does the project provide targeted support to communities where staying home is of increased importance, based on public health advice? Does it provide targeted support to underserved communities or populations?
  • Collaboration and Capacity Building: Is the project being delivered by multiple organizations/artists? Does this proposal increase the applicant’s ability to deliver programs in the long-term?

For more information contact: Coordination@gov.mb.ca

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