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Please use the Project Budget Template and upload with your application.

Guidelines: All Grants

Eligibility Based on Location
Applicants should be a registered charity with Canada Revenue Agency, located and/or providing services within the City of Selkirk, or the R.M.s of St. Andrews or St. Clements. The only exception is those applying to the Western Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund. Applicants to this fund may come from Selkirk, Beausejour, Stonewall and Gimli or within the Lord Selkirk School Division.

Eligibility Based on Project or Program
SDCF supports projects and programs where a moderate grant will have a significant impact.

The Foundation awards grants to support local needs and interests, which include, but are not limited to areas of:

  • arts
  • cultural activities
  • heritage programs
  • health
  • education
  • environment
  • recreation programs
  • scholarships
  • seniors services
  • social services
  • youth programs
  • priority community sectors as outlined in the Foundation’s Vital Signs Report

We DO NOT typically fund 100% of a project, and we DO NOT award grants that:

  • support ongoing operating costs
  • support annual fundraising campaigns
  • cover deficits or retire a debt
  • establish or create endowment funds
  • support sectarian, religious or political purposes


Additional Guidelines: Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) Legacy Fund

The Legacy Fund was created with the surplus generated by the 2003 Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG). The purpose of the fund is to provide opportunities for promotion and enhancement of leadership and/or sport development within any of the four Host Communities or within the boundaries of the Lord Selkirk School Division.

Eligibility Based on Sport
Only projects and/or programs for the 18 sports in the 2003 WCSG will be considered:

  • archery
  • artistic gymnastics
  • rhythmic gymnastics
  • athletics
  • badminton
  • baseball
  • basketball
  • cycling (mountain bike and road race)
  • judo
  • paddling (canoe and kayak)
  • sailing
  • soccer
  • softball
  • synchronized swimming
  • table tennis
  • tennis
  • volleyball
  • wrestling

Eligibility Based on Age
Sport programs must benefit youth up to and including age 21.

Eligibility Based on Organization
Grants are only made to organizations that can issue official tax receipts such as the Host Communities and local School Divisions and charities, which are registered with Canada Revenue Agency. These organizations will normally include registered Canadian amateur athletic associations. Grants are never given directly to individuals.
Community non-profit organizations/sport clubs must work in co-operation with their local municipal government and/or school division to submit applications.

Eligibility Based on Project or Program
The Foundation will give preference to projects and programs where the focus is on access to the sport and to increase participation

The following projects and programs will be considered for organizations or sport clubs who are “in good standing” with their Provincial Sport Organization recognized by Sport Manitoba:

  • Introduction or expansion for one of the identified 18 sports by establishing a team, sport club or league
  • Assistance for volunteer coaches who are:
    • coaching in a sanctioned provincial championship
    • coaching in a Provincial Team Program
    • attending recognized National Coaches Certification Clinics
    • participating in the Coaching Manitoba regional seminar series; or
    • volunteer officials attending recognized Officials Certification Clinics
  • A special initiative project, event or activity that would assist in the development of one of the identified 18 sports
  • Bidding for and/or the hosting of sanctioned regional, provincial, national or international amateur sporting events recognized by Sport Manitoba
  • Hosting community or regional sport skill development clinics or camps for youth athletes
  • Hosting non-certification clinics for volunteer coaches
  • Purchase of non-expendable equipment to assist a team, sport club or league:
    • Non-expendable equipment is defined as items that provide a long-term/multi-year sport development benefit to the owner organization and is defined as permanent fixtures. Examples are: uneven bars, racing canoe, pitching machine, basketball backboards/hoops, volleyball standards/nets, tennis standards/nets, soccer goal posts/nets, landing mats, starting blocks, hurdles, bases, bats etc., which are an integral part of the sport, the playing field or the sport facility
    • Uniforms, which are normally considered to be expendable, will be considered but only for a program that will introduce or expand one of the identified 18 sports by establishing a team, sport club or league

Eligibility Based on Timeline
Grants will usually be awarded only for the completion of a definite objective within a specified time period - normally within one year.


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