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.

 


Introducing the Safe at Home Manitoba
Grant Program.

The Safe at Home Manitoba Grant Program has been created to help Manitobans enjoy active, engaged lives during a period of critical level restrictions in our communities. The Manitoba Government is seeking grant applications for projects that encourage Manitobans to stay at home and stay safe, while improving their quality of life.

The grant supports Manitobans wanting to participate in creative, fun and engaging activities throughout the winter, while staying safe! From online concerts to new snowbound activities; from a collective work of art to gaming challenges; from a citywide virtual yoga class to neighborhood decorating contests. The sky is the limit! Sport. Arts. Culture. Health and Wellness. Outreach. Kindness. Caring.

In partnership with community organizations, grants will be quickly approved and issued for initiatives that can start quickly and are in support of our goal to stay safe at home over the holiday period.

 


 

 
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.

 

 

Who can apply?

  • 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 under consideration the intake for this program will be closed as of 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 will be reviewed and adjudicated by Manitoba’s Grant Program Partner(s) which includes several external organizations with funding and subject matter expertise. All funding decisions will be made by Manitoba Grant Program Partner(s) include Manitoba Arts Council, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, The Winnipeg Foundation and United Way Winnipeg.  Manitoba’s Program Partner(s) and Manitoba Government will review and adjudicate grant applications.

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: MGI@gov.mb.ca or Coordination@gov.mb.ca

Questions and Answers

What is the Safe at Home Grant?

The Safe at Home Manitoba Grant Program helps Manitobans to lead active, engaged lives during a period of critical level restrictions in our communities.

This grant will allow Manitobans to participate in creative, fun and engaging activities throughout the winter, while staying safe!  From online concerts to new snowbound activities; from a collective work of art to gaming challenges; from a city-wide virtual yoga class to neighborhood decorating contests.

In partnership with community leaders, grants will be quickly approved and issued for initiatives that can start quickly in support of our goal to stay safe at home over the holiday period.

How much funding is available?

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.

When are the application deadlines?  

Applications can be received 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 under consideration the intake for this program will be closed as of December 31, 2020.

Who can apply?
  • 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 (Not Crown Corporations)
  • Post-secondary institutions
  • Professional artists
  • Home based businesses (must be incorporated)

In all cases, applicants must have been operating in Manitoba as of November 1, 2020.

What can the grant fund/What is eligible for funding?
  • 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 include:

  • 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
What criteria will be used to determine successful applicants?

Applicants will be assessed on the following criteria. Successful applicants must meet most but not necessarily all 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?
How will decisions be made?

Applications will be reviewed and adjudicated by Manitoba’s Grant Program Partner(s), which includes several external organizations with funding and subject matter expertise. All funding decisions will be made by Manitoba.

Grant Program Partner(s) include Manitoba Arts Council, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, The Winnipeg Foundation and United Way Winnipeg.  Manitoba’s Program Partner(s) and Manitoba Government will review and adjudicate grant applications.

What are the terms and conditions of the Stay at Home Grant?

Terms and Conditions:

Grant Program Partner(s) include Manitoba Arts Council, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, The Winnipeg Foundation and the United Way Winnipeg. Manitoba’s Program Partner(s) and Manitoba government will review and adjudicate grant applications.

Expectations for Funding Recipients

To receive a grant from the Safe at Home Manitoba initiative successful Applicants (Funding Recipients) will be required to enter into a Funding Program Agreement with the Government of Manitoba. The Funding Agreement will include:

  • A description of the approved* program, activity or event (*Manitoba has final approval with input from Manitoba’s Program Partners);
  • The grant amount and how those funds will be used by the Funding Recipient;
  • Timeline for deliverables;
  • Requirement to comply with all applicable Public Health Orders and Guidelines;
  • Reporting and record keeping obligations;
  • Insurance and indemnification obligations (as determine necessary by Manitoba based on the type of program or event involved);
  • Promotional obligations; and
  • Any other terms and conditions Manitoba determines necessary.

Funding Recipients will be required to promote the Safe at Home Manitoba initiative, including:

  • Allowing Manitoba to post a link to their approved activity, program or event on the Safe at Home Manitoba web portal;
  • Acknowledging the Safe at Home Manitoba program funding wherever the program is promoted (web, print, social media, etc.);
  • Incorporating a video advertisement for Safe at Home Manitoba on any video or web-based programming;
  • Sharing and promoting Safe at Home Manitoba social posts on their online channels and participating actively with the program, in addition to their funded activities, programs or events; and

· Reporting program, activity and event outcomes and success to Manitoba via stories, photos and other creative content** that can be used by Manitoba to celebrate the impact of the program on an ongoing basis. (**The applicant is responsible for ensuring that participants provide the necessary approval for their stories, photo and other creative content to be publicly posted by Manitoba.)

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