Hometown Manitoba helps fund local projects that improve the quality and appearance of rural and northern communities. It also supports projects that help promote special features that define a community and increase community pride.
Hometown Manitoba provides financial support for projects initiated by local communities, organizations, cooperatives and businesses that enhance public places, green spaces and building exteriors. The program aims to promote unique identities and themes that define a community through the following streams:
Hometown Main Streets Enhancements
Provides up to 50% of the total eligible project costs, to a maximum of $1000. Applicants must contribute the balance in cash (in-kind costs are not eligible). The project applicant must be a non-profit community organization, small business or co-operative. Individual projects must be part of an overall community enhancement initiative, located in a public place and help to advance a community theme or identity.
Hometown Meeting Places
Provides up to 1/3 of total eligible project costs, to a maximum of $5000. The local government must contribute a minimum of 1/3 of eligible project costs, in cash, with the remaining 1/3 being provided by the project proponent, in-kind or cash. The applicant must be a non-profit community organization, municipality, northern community council or co-operative. Projects must be located in a public place, be available for use by the general community and have community support. For Northern Affairs communities, Hometown Meeting Places will contribute up to ½ of eligible costs, up to a maximum of $5000, with the other half being provided by the applicant.
Supports community greening initiatives within parks, golf course and community entrances or gathering places. The applicant must be a non-profit community organization, municipality, Northern community council or co-operative. The Province contributes up to 50% of total eligible project costs, to a maximum of $5000. The applicant will make up the balance of eligible costs in cash or in-kind (to a maximum of 25% of the project costs or $2,500, whichever is less. Trees must be purchased from a Manitoba based nursery.
December 15 to be eligible for funding in the next year.
Indigenous and Municipal Relations
Box 190, 203 South Railway Street
Killarney, MB R0K 1G0