Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Fund


Fund Objectives

The Fund challenges Indigenous and non-Indigenous Manitobans to engage in new and innovative approaches to reconciliation. Proposals submitted to the Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Fund will contribute to the following outcomes: 

Who Can Apply

Indigenous and Non-Indigenous individuals and eligible organizations:
  • Non-profit* and for-profit organizations that
    • have been in existence for at least one year,
    • are active, and
    • are current in its filings under the Corporations Act (Manitoba).
  • Registered charities (under the Income Tax Act)
  • First Nation Communities and Northern Affairs Communities
  • Schools and School Divisions
  • Individuals and unincorporated organizations may apply with the endorsement of an eligible non-profit, for-profit or charitable organization (see list above). In these cases, funding will be issued through the eligible organization. 
*A non-profit organization is an organization organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit. 

When to Apply

  • Applications are not presently being accepted.

What We Fund

Eligible Proposals

  • Proposals that align with the Fund Objectives
  • Proposals for single-year projects

Ineligible Proposals

  • Proposals for multi-year projects
  • Proposals for capital projects
  • Proprosals to fund core operating costs
  • Proposals that duplicate or overlap with existing programming (i.e. activities that fall primarily within the mandate of other department programming or jurisdictions)
  • Proposals to support Section 35 Crown consultations.

How Much We Fund

  • Generally, proposals up to a maximum of $25,000 will be eligible, but consideration will be given to larger proposals that demonstrate significant partnerships and the potential for exceptional regional or provincial impact. 

Before You Apply

Consult the Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Fund Grant Guide:


Please submit completed application form AND project budget to:

Att: Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Fund


Indigenous and Northern Relations
Att: Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Fund
300-352 Donald Street
Winnipeg MB  R3B 2H8

If you have difficulties with the templates, or if you have questions, please contact:

Phone: (204) 945-7569
Email:    Attn: Indigenous and Northern Initiatives Fund