Investing in Our Communities - Grant Programs


Community Celebrations Program

Application Deadline: Quarterly, on September 15, December 15, March 15 and June 15

How to Apply: Submit a completed application form and supporting documents to
Maximum one Community Celebrations grant per year per applicant

  • Applications available August 16, 2022


Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund

The Manitoba government's Arts, Culture and Sport in Community (ACSC) fund provides grants to support the arts, culture (heritage, public libraries, and ethnocultural organizations) and amateur sport sectors, enhancing Manitobans' opportunities to access quality programming and facilities in their own community.


Purpose of the Community Celebrations Program

The Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Celebrations Program will support community events and celebrations that bring Manitobans together to celebrate their unique culture, heritage, and/or community.


Eligible Applicants

Non-profit organizations in operation for at least one year prior to application, school parent council groups, municipalities (including local authorities such as planning districts), First Nations, Métis locals and Northern Affairs Community Councils are eligible to apply.

A non-profit organization is defined as one whose activities are carried out with no financial gain to any of its members. To be eligible, non-profit organizations must be able to provide evidence, on request, that the organization is active and in good standing.


Eligible Projects
  • The event may be a one-time or recurring event, festival or celebration that creates opportunities for Manitobans to celebrate their unique heritage, culture or community.
  • The event must be located in Manitoba and targeted to Manitobans.
  • The event must be not-for-profit.
  • The event should promote cultural exchange and be rooted in inclusion and belonging.


Eligible Project Costs

All costs directly associated with planning and carrying out an approved eligible event, incurred on or after the date of application.

NOTE: The applicant must demonstrate that it has (or how it will acquire) the resources to complete the project. Applicant budgets may include the following funding types:

  • Self-generated revenues/funds on hand, federal or local government contributions, grants, donations, fundraising and sponsorships
  • In-kind contributions: volunteer labour, donated materials, loaned equipment
    • In-kind contributions are eligible project costs/revenues and can be used toward the applicant's contribution, but are not eligible for provincial ACSC funding.
Provincial Contribution

ACSC will provide a provincial contribution of up to 100% of eligible project costs to a maximum of $5,000.00.


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