Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Small Capital Sponsorship Program $5000 – $250,000



The Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Small Capital Sponsorship Program is designed to provide support to charitable and non-profit organizations in Manitoba for small capital projects that focus on benefiting the community at large through one or more of the following initiatives:

  • projects aimed at economic or sustainable growth;
  • support for a healthy lifestyle through physical activity, nutrition and wellness;
  • increased access for the community to participate in arts, culture and heritage;
  • activities that support youth; and
  • activities that focus on the well-being of animals, including pets.

A small capital project under the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Small Capital Sponsorship Program is defined as follows:

  • A new construction, expansion, renovation, or replacement project for an existing facility or facilities. The project must have a total cost of at least $5,000 and not more than $250,000 over the life of the project. Project costs can include the cost of land, engineering, architectural planning, and contract services needed to complete the project, e.g. community club, skating rink, swimming pool, additions or upgrades to an existing facility.
  • The purchase of major equipment (assets) costing at least $5,000 and not more than $250,000 with a useful life of at least five years, e.g. Zamboni, commercial freezer/stove/kitchen.
  • A major maintenance or rehabilitation project for existing facilities with a cost of at least $5,000 and not more than $250,000 with a useful life of at least five years, e.g. a new roof for a building, flooring in a community centre, or repair of water damage to a facility.
  • Minimum funding under the program is $2,500. Maximum funding under the program is $25,000. Sponsorship funding under the Small Capital Sponsorship Program will generally not exceed 50% of the total project cost.

Ongoing operational funding for a community project is not eligible for this program.


The program is open to organizations and projects that meet the following criteria:

  • must be a registered charitable or registered non-profit organization;
  • maximize developmental/learning and community involvement opportunities;
  • be based in Manitoba or have a Manitoba Division;
  • be able to demonstrate sound financial practices;
  • provide an obvious benefit to the community;
  • provide recognition to Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries for support; and
  • be broad based and generally accessible.

DEADLINE: May 22, 2015

NEW Sport & Recreation Opportunities Fund



The Province of Manitoba’s Sport and Recreation Opportunities Fund provides one-time grants of up to $5,000.00 to community organizations to increase their ability to provide quality sport and recreation programming and for the purchase of equipment and supplies for community-based sport and recreation programs.

To find out more about eligibility and how your organization can take advantage of this Year of Sport opportunity, please click on the link below to view the grant eligibility guidelines and details

Applications will be available on May 1st and received until October 31st, 2015.

Funding for Athletes, Coaches & Clubs

Each year, Sport Manitoba awards $25,000 in academic scholarships and bursaries to Manitoba’s athletes and coaches. There is still time to apply, but make sure to get applications in before April 30, 2015!

Sport Manitoba – Scholarships

As well, Coaching Manitoba manages a number of coaching grants and funding programs:

Coaching Development Grants

Women to Watch

Grey Cup Legacy

Find these are MORE on our Sport & Recreation Funding Resources page.