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Grants to Manitoba Nonprofits, Groups, and
Social Enterprises for Capacity Building Projects

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU)

Deadline Date:

10/20/20

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Manitoba nonprofit organizations, associations, societies, charities, cooperatives, and social enterprises in the funding source’s service area for capacity building projects. Eligible organizations are those that support social inclusion, environmental sustainability, and community enterprise development. Funding is intended to benefit Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba.

The Credit Union invests in organizations working in the following areas:
  • Community inclusion: Organizations working to increase the social and economic participation of marginalized members of the community such as Indigenous people, newcomers, disadvantaged women or youth and people living with disabilities. 
  • Environmental sustainability: Organizations working to create positive solutions to environmental concerns.
  • Community enterprise development: Cooperatives and social enterprises (revenue-generating businesses owned/operated by non-profits primarily for the purpose of achieving social, economic, cultural or environmental goals).

The Credit Union provides grants for projects such as:

  • Equipment. Examples: upgraded computers, office furniture, secure storage facilities
  • Planning. Examples: strategic plans, feasibility plans, community consultations
  • Public awareness. Examples: website redesign, video production, information and display materials
  • Professional development. Examples: leadership training, staff and board retreats, attendance at conferences and workshops

Preference will be given to active ACU members and smaller community organizations that don't have substantial operating budgets or many other sources of funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156673

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant range: $500 to $5,000. You can apply for up to 75% of your project's costs.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who can apply:
Non-profit organizations, associations, societies, charities, cooperatives and social enterprises with missions and values consistent with those of the Assiniboine Credit Union.

The Credit Union doesn't provide community grants for:
- Individuals or private businesses
- Ongoing programs
- Political parties and affiliated activities
- Religious activities
- Organizations working outside of Manitoba
- Health care organizations
- Competitive sports organizations

Pre-Application Information:

The Credit Union accepts applications twice a year.
The spring grant intake deadline is April 28, 2020.
The fall grant intake deadline is October 20, 2020.

Application process:
- Complete the online application.
- You can expect to receive notification within 6 weeks of the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: https://assiniboinecu.sponsor.com/

For general inquiries, please email sponsorships@assiniboine.mb.ca.

Assiniboine Credit Union
6th Floor, 200 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A8

Phone: 204.958.8588 (toll-free 1.877.958.8588)
Fax: 204.958.7348 (toll-free 1.855.299.5566)

Grant Coverage Areas:

Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba

Find a Branch: https://www.assiniboine.mb.ca/About-Us/Contact-Us/Find-Branch-ATM/

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Geographic Focus:

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