CPP Grant approvals are now available: CPP Grant Approvals.

The Fall 2017 intake is now closed. The Department will continue to engage the community and municipalities as it continues to review and improve its community development programs.  Proponents seeking further information are encouraged to connect with the contacts listed on the program website.

To view a list of approved projects please go to 2017-2018 Approvals.

What is the Community Places Program?

The Community Places Program (CPP) provides funding and planning assistance to non-profit community organizations for facility construction, upgrading, expansion or acquisition projects. Eligible projects are those which provide sustainable recreation and wellness benefits to communities.

When can we apply and what is the deadline?

Applications are now closed.
The deadline for submitting applications for the Community Places Program was September 11, 2017.  Approvals were announced in December 2017. Approvals are posted on our website and grant notifications were mailed out to each applicant.

Who can apply?

Non-profit community organizations throughout Manitoba are eligible to apply to the Community Places Program.  Ineligible organizations include public schools, universities, hospitals, nursing homes, businesses, commercial co‑operatives, and federal, provincial and City of Winnipeg departments, and agencies.*  Ineligible projects include those primarily involving housing, space for worship or congregational purposes, cemeteries, signage, portable tools, equipment, furniture, municipal works such as roads, bridges, municipal service buildings, and sewer and water installations.*  Operating costs and building maintenance costs are not eligible.
*Exceptions may exist where community use can be measured. Please contact your regional office to obtain a form which will help us to determine your eligibility.

What is the funding formula?

Non-profit community organizations can apply to the Program for up to 50% of the first $15,000 of project costs and up to 1/3 of project costs over that amount. The maximum grant is $50,000.   For more information on how our funding formula works please see our Funding Formula Tip sheet. (PDF 88 KB)

What other services are available?

Technical consultation services are available to assist community organizations in the planning and development of facility projects. Consultations include planning and design advice, information on regulatory requirements and assistance with the tendering process. Applicants can benefit from arranging an on-site facility consultation, please contact your regional office to set-up a site visit.

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