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Camp and Summer Program Grants

Grants to Winnipeg, Manitoba Registered
Charities for Youth Summer Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Winnipeg Foundation

Deadline Date:

02/15/20 4:30 PM


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Winnipeg, Manitoba registered charities and summer camps to subsidize summer programs and activities for disadvantaged youth and children. Funding is intended for activities that benefit children and youth with health or physical challenges or are economically disadvantaged. The goal of the program is to ensure that all children have the chance to enjoy outdoor summer fun.

Applications will be considered from charitable organizations that provide children and youth with:

  • Subsidies to attend accredited residential camps
  • Subsidies to attend accredited summer camp programs
  • Subsidies to attend summer day camps
  • Summer activities

Eligible project costs include, but are not limited to:

  • Fee subsidies
  • Activities such as trips to the beach or water parks, attendance at summer events, camping, picnics, etc.
  • Supplies and equipment such as light camping gear (ie sleeping bags/flashlights), arts and crafts materials, etc.
  • Nutritious snacks
  • Transportation

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178229

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of up to $10,000 are available.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Organizations must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Camp and Summer Program Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.)
- Organizations may apply for one Camp and Summer Program Grant per calendar year. Organizations may apply for a Community Grant, or any special program grant, in the same year, but applications must be for different projects.

To be eligible for funding, residential camps or summer camp programs held at residential camps must be accredited by the Manitoba Camping Association.

The Foundation does not make grants or loans to individuals. As a community foundation, it can only provide grants to organizations that are registered charities.

Grants will not be made for:
- Capital projects or renovations
- Staffing costs
- Large sporting equipment (ie canoes/boats)

Pre-Application Information:

- Application deadline: February 15th, by 4:30 p.m.
- Notification of decision in April

Note: If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. the next business day. In 2020, February 15th is on a Saturday, so the effective deadline is Monday, February 17, 2020.

You will receive an automatic email confirming that your application has been successfully submitted.

Within five business days of the grant application deadline, you will receive an email from The Foundation. This email will include your assigned grant number (eg: 20130123) and specific details of when the application will be considered by the Board of The Winnipeg Foundation. If you have not received acknowledgement of your online grant application submission within five business days of the grant application deadline, please contact the Foundation.

- Applicants must include a summary of policies and procedures in place to ensure children’s safety for the proposed activities.
- Organizations may apply for one Camp and Summer Programming Grant per calendar year.
- Applying for a Camp and Summer Program Grant does not preclude an organization from applying for a Community Grant (One-Time, Multi-Year or Major Capital) or other Special Program Grant in the same calendar year, but it must be for a different project.
- Applicants that are not direct youth-serving providers must demonstrate a clear plan to partner with a youth-serving agency to identify disadvantaged children to ensure the program serves the intended demographic.


Contact Information:

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

The online application will be available approximately four weeks before February 15, 2020.

Direct questions to:
Brigette DePape
Grants Specialist
(toll-free 1.877.974.3631)


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