Sport & Recreation Funding Resources

Provincial Government funding
Community Services & Recreation funding
Funding for Schools
Funding for Athletes, Coaches & Officials – Sport Manitoba, Nordiq Canada funding and more.

Integrated Club Funding – for CCSAM Clubs


Provincial Government Funding Opportunities

Building Sustainable Communities Program


Community Services & Recreation

  • CO-Op Community Spaces – Co-op awards $2 million to projects across Western Canada every year. The program helps build places for everyone to come together to meet, play, learn and share.
  • CAAWS – Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport. Annual Stacey Levitt Scholarship & WISE fund.
  • Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation – Enhances First Nations communities and its people through contributions that will be of benefit socially, culturally, healthfully, and economically in a holistic manner. The foundation accepts grant applications in the areas of sports and recreation, educational support, arts and culture, and health support.
  • Good Life Kids – Supports initiatives that provide opportunity for sustainable physical activity, primarily focused on children ages 4 to 14 years. Only registered charities, qualified donees (as identified under the Income Tax Act) and elementary schools are eligible.
  • Jumpstart – Canadian Tire Jumpstart is dedicated to removing barriers, so children can participate in organized sport and recreation. Applications for assistance can be submitted from January 15 to June 1 for spring/summer programs, and from July 1 to November 1 for fall/winter programs. Call 1-877-616-6600.
  • Kids Sport – KidSport™ is national charity administered by Sport Manitoba that helps to remove barriers and assist less fortunate children participate in sport – so all kids can play.
  • Manitoba Lotteries Community Support – For CRA registered charities or nonprofit organizations. 
  • MEC Community Contributions Grant – March & September deadlines
  • N7 Fund – The N7 Fund is committed to inspiring and enabling participation in sport for Native American and Aboriginal populations in North America.
  • RBC Community – Helping communities around the world by funding many different initiatives through donations and sponsorships.
  • Regional Health Authorities – May have special funds to support healthy living initiatives including physical activity, healthy eating, smoking reduction and injury prevention. Contact your local RHA for more details.
  • Sport Manitoba Grants – many Community Sport Development grant opportunities.
  • Sunova Community Investment Program – Focus on initiatives and events that support sports and recreation with an emphasis on youth and young families. Deadlines: Feb 28, Jun 30 & Oct 31 annually.
  • Winnipeg Foundation – Approximately half of the Foundation’s grantmaking dollars are awarded in response to requests from community organizations, through applications to their grant programs.

Funding for Schools

  • Alta Gas Ski At School – Start up grants for schools. May deadline
  • Manitoba Educational Funding/Grants – Manitoba Government webpage with all grant programs & announcements – not necessarily sport or equipment related.
  • S’Cool Life Fund – The average grant is under $5,000. A limited number of projects will be funded at $10,000. The application period runs from September 15 to December 31. Supports DREAMS – Drama, Recreation, Extra-Curricular, Arts, Music, or Sports – for public elementary schools (K – 8).

Funding for Athletes, Coaches & Officials


Other fundraising programs:


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