Grants Available for Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community Projects (Deadline December 16)

November 25, 2016

Representatives of the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community (NMFCCC)The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community (NMFCCC) is a group of 14 organizations and many northern Manitoba people. Why the group exists: To partner with people in northern Manitoba to create healthier, stronger communities through healthy foods and resilient local economies. As a good partner, they try to learn about and understand northern cultures, values, strengths and challenges through respectful, mutual sharing of stories and ideas.

They will work with you to see if your idea fits with this funding opportunity, which granting stream is best for your project, and they can provide examples if needed.  An application will be sent after they talk to each other.

  1. Complete an Application. Describe your community and the project and activities that you would like to do. Create a budget showing the money required and how it will be spent. Becky or Julie can help you complete this application if needed.
  2. Email your completed application to Becky or Julie by December 16th, 2016. Remember, we can help you record your ideas and complete the application if you would like some help, but you need to contact us at least before the application deadline!

Are you in the north? The project must be north of the Indigenous and Municipal Relations Boundary (see map) 

Does your project benefit a group of people? They support groups of people and believe in the strength of community. Minimum of 15 families/households participating is required.  

Do you have an organization to administer the funds? They can only give grants to charitable organizations or ‘qualified donees’ as defined by the CRA. Individual bank accounts cannot be used to administer funds. Call them and they will work with you to figure out a way to administer funds. 

Grant types & amounts. There are three types of grants for 2016. 

Regular project grants: $5,000 – $25,000. 
Small grants: $1,000 – $5,000. 
Planning grants: $1,000 – $10,000.  

Project start & completion dates. Grants will be awarded in February 2017 and spending should be completed by December 1st, 2017. Reports due December 15th, 2017.  Extensions are possible, just be sure to talk to them.

How to Apply:

Tell the NMFCCC about your project! Call or email:

  1. Becky Cook becky.cook at, 1-866-843-3722 ext. 4963, or
  2. Julie Price julie.price at, 204-452-3611