Manitoba Conservations offers a number of opportunities
in the form of funding.
Innovations Fund (SDIF)
The SDIF provides funding for the development, implementation and
promotion of environmental innovation and sustainable development
projects delivered by local governments, industry, community and youth
groups, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities.
The SDIF supports innovative projects that contribute to the
protection, enhancement, conservation and/or rehabilitation of
Manitoba's environment. Projects must be ecologically sound,
promote a sustainable approach, demonstrate clear environmental
benefits and take into account the benefits to the community and the
economy. Projects must address one or more of the Fund's
priority program areas and should incorporate youth involvement,
community partnerships, and information sharing. Sustainable Development
Innovations Fund (SDIF) French version (pdf file 17kb).
and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund
Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention (WRAPP) Fund is designed to
help organizations, businesses and local governments move toward more
sustainable waste management and pollution prevention practices.
Emphasis for funding is on projects focusing on waste reduction,
pollution prevention and environmental education. The intent of
the fund is to develop public/private partnerships, build local
capacity for sustainable WRAPP activities such as organic waste
management and composting, construction and demolition waste
management, pollution prevention, and integrated waste management
system development and planning
Manitoba Climate Change Action Fund
The Government of Manitoba has made a four-year $1 million
commitment to support practical, Manitoba based, actions that respond
to the issue of Climate Change. The Manitoba Climate Change Action
Fund (MCCAF), a component of the Sustainable Development Innovations
Fund (SDIF), has $250,000 annually to support projects focusing on
public education and outreach; the scientific understanding of climate
change impacts and potential adaptation practices; technological
innovation (research and commercialization); and energy efficiency and
alternative or "green" energy. Priorities for funding areas
will be reviewed on an annual basis.
Environmental Youth Corps (EYC)
The EYC offers Manitoba youth an opportunity to voluntarily
participate in community-based, innovative projects that will help to
improve and protect Manitoba's environment. Projects must
address concerns relating to environmental protection, enhancement,
rehabilitation, conservation and/or resource management and must
provide hands-on learning
Fisheries Enhancement Initiative Fund
Established in 1993 to fund projects that strengthen fish
populations, improve fish habitat or raise public understanding of
fish and their environment.