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Grants to Manitoba Organizations for Environmental
and Social Sustainability Projects

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Assiniboine Credit Union (ACU)

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Grants ranging from $500 to $5,000 to Manitoba organizations for projects and programs in the areas of community enterprise, environment, and social inclusion. Funding is intended to support activities related to strategic planning, professional training, the purchase of equipment, and public relations materials.

The  Assiniboine 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 ACU provides Community Grants for projects such as:

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

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:

Eligible Applicants: Nonprofit organizations, associations, societies, charities, cooperatives, and social enterprises with missions and values consistent with the Assiniboine Credit Union.

With limited funding available, the ACU gives preference to active ACU members and smaller community organizations that don't have substantial operating budgets or many other sources of funding.

The ACU does not 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:

Application deadlines in 2019 are April 30 and October 21.

Applicants can expect to receive notification within 6 weeks of the application deadline.

Only one Sustainable Organization Grant per year per organization is permitted. Organizations that received funding in prior years must submit a report before being considered for another grant.

Contact Information:

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

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General inquiries:

Phone: 204.958.85881
Phone: 877.958.8588

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Manitoba