Frequently Asked Questions

What type of projects do you fund?
MCSC accepts applications for equipment, furnishings, technology, vehicles/handivans, program costs, and operating costs in extenuating circumstances.  Please see our highlight sheet for funding examples.

What are the intake dates for applications?
MCSC will accept applications continuously throughout the year.  There is no application deadline.

What is your average grant?

MCSC's average grant is $8,000 - $10,000. 

Who reviews the applications?

MCSC staff initially reviews all applications to ensure completeness. MCSC’s Board of Directors/Council is responsible for the allocation of grants. The Council is made up of a group of volunteers representing all areas of the Province.

Can I email or fax my application?
Yes you may as long as the application form has all of the appropriate signatures completed on the form.

How long does it take to process applications?
Normally it takes 3 to 4 months for applications to be reviewed by Council.  However, processing times may vary depending on the number of applications submitted to MCSC.

Can we meet with Council to present our application?
Due to the number of applications received, it is not possible for Council to schedule meetings with the applicants. MCSC staff members are available for assistance with applications, to meet with applicants if required, and to answer questions.

Is Manitoba Community Services Council a government department?
MCSC reports to and is funded by the Department of Indigenous and Municipal Relations and also receives funding from Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.  MCSC operates as an arms-length organization that is governed by a volunteer board of directors. 

Can we re-apply?
Yes. Organizations may re-apply after 12 months of a previous grant approval AND all reporting requirements have been fulfilled. MCSC should not be considered a permanent funding source.

Do we need to report on our grant after the project is completed?
Yes. MCSC requires that organizations report on their grant within two years from grant approval.  Reporting requirements include a written narrative of the project, paid invoices/receipts, financial statements reflecting the receipt and expenditure of MCSC grant, and digital pictures if possible. 

MCSC's complete Grant Application Package is available to download and print out.


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