HOW TO APPLY
In order to assess your eligibility for funding, please review all information presented in this section.
Registered Charities Only:
The TCIG Charitable Foundation will only offer grants to Aboriginal organizations that are registered as charities
with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
Proposal Submission Deadlines:
The TCIG Charitable Foundation distributes funding in a semi-annual grant-making cycle. The deadline for proposals
for the first cycle is April 30th and the deadline for the second cycle is September 30th.
The TCIG Charitable Foundation generally provides support for special activities undertaken by existing Aboriginal
charitable organizations in Manitoba. The Foundation will not provide funding to support core operations of
The TCIG Charitable Foundation believes that to ensure the long-term success of Aboriginal people, we must first
strengthen our communities and cultures. To achieve this, the Foundation will provide grants for activities that support
one or all of the following objectives and priorities:
- Culture: To preserve and promote Aboriginal heritage and cultures, the Foundation will support:
- Activities that sustain strengthen and celebrate Aboriginal cultures and heritage, in such areas such as language programs, traditional ceremonies, etc...
- Education: To enhance opportunities for educational success for Aboriginal people, the Foundation will support activities that:
- Improve and enhance learning environments for Aboriginal students.
- Teach Aboriginal students about aspects of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal culture and history.
- Leadership: To assist Aboriginal people to acquire skills and experiences that will prepare them to assume
leadership roles in our communities, the Foundation will support activities that:
- Provide leadership training and skills development opportunities to Aboriginal people. These could include mentoring programs, workshops, or leadership camp.
- Economic Development: To encourage a sustained increase in the economic standard of living for
Aboriginal people and communities, the Foundation will support:
- Initiatives that provide career planning, skills building, and/or education and training in the areas of
financial management, economic planning, business development and marketing for Aboriginal people.
- Employment initiatives for Aboriginal people.
- Business development for Aboriginal people.
- Wellness: To strengthen the wellness and health of Aboriginal people and communities, the Foundation will support:
- Recreation programs and services that have a skills building or social development component.
- Initiatives that draw upon cultural values, teachings and knowledge to support wellness for individuals, families and communities.
- Initiatives that encourage and support physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellness.
- Arts: To preserve and promote Aboriginal people's participation in the performing, media and visual arts, the Foundation will support:
- The development and/or production of performing, media and visual arts projects by Aboriginal artists.
- Activities that create or enhance opportunities for Aboriginal people to participate in the arts.
Grants are available up to a maximum of $5,000 per activity annually. Successful applicants are encouraged to seek
funding from other sources as well.
Areas of Exclusion: Applications that do not address the Foundation's objectives and priorities are not eligible for
The TCIG Charitable Foundation will fund organizations within the Province of Manitoba.
The TCIG Charitable Foundation will not provide funding to support core operations of an organization. This
restriction means that the Foundation will not provide grants to cover overhead costs, building or maintenance
costs or other operating costs. The TCIG Foundation will not provide grants to cover a deficit or any outstanding
debt. Grants will not be provided to cover costs already incurred.
The Foundation will not provide funding to support the partisan political activities of organizations or individuals.
The TCIG Charitable Foundation cannot make grants to individuals. If you are an individual who is seeking funding
to support a project or initiative that addresses the Foundation's funding priorities, you may want to consider
approaching a charitable organization in your own community to take over supervision of the project or initiative.
In this circumstance, the charitable organization may be able to apply as a sponsor for funding from the Foundation.
Please forward your grant application to the following address:
||TCIG Charitable Foundation
2190 - 360 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3Z3
Grant Applications: All grant applicants should submit (in hard copy) the following written materials:
- Grant Application Form: A completed TCIG Charitable Foundation Grant Application form.
- Formal Proposal: A concise summary that explains how the grant will be used. The summary should
include an overview of your organization and describe the needs and issues that will be addressed by
your activity. It should detail activities that will be undertaken and clearly link the project to the Foundation's
funding priorities. The proposal must also include a budget for the activity, including any other actual or
proposed funding sources. The budget may not include any items that are part of the organization's overhead
or operating costs.
- Indication of Support: Each grant application must include indication of support from individuals or
organizations who are experienced and knowledgeable in the area(s) addressed by the objectives of
your proposed activity and who are resident or operate in the communities your activity will serve.
The TCIG Charitable Foundation reserves the right to ask for any additional information that may help Foundation
representatives to assess your proposal.
Grantee Responsibilities: All successful grant applicants are required to fulfill certain responsibilities and
share information with the TCIG Charitable Foundation.
- Final Grant Reporting: Upon completion of the project or activity, a brief report must be submitted to
- Include a record of activities.
- Any products produced.
- A description of how the activities met the objectives set forth in the original grant application.
- Financial statement showing how the funds were spent or used.