Manitoba Community Services Council awards grants to successful applicants in the form of monies, bingos or a combination of the two. It is one application process. Council makes the decision on the type and amount to fund.

The Bingo events are held in Winnipeg's two Casinos, McPhillips Street Station and Club Regent and require the organization to provide a minimum of 4 volunteers per event. Volunteers assisting with Bingo events must be at least 18 years of age. Council does take into consideration the travel distance of applicants to the Winnipeg Casinos when allocating bingos.

Emergency/Critical Repair Process

Organizations can apply under the Emergency/Critical Repair process when an operational or structural element of a building/facility poses immediate danger to the safety and health of that facility’s occupants. Please contact MCSC for more information.


MCSC accepts applications continuously throughout the year. Applications are reviewed in the order they are received. The Council generally meets monthly to review applications. There is normally a three to four month period between receipt of an application and Council's decision on funding.

MCSC will not accept more than one application from an organization within a 12 month period, from grant approval.

The complete Grant Application Package, along with Helpful Hints section, can be downloaded and printed out by clicking on the link below

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