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Please scroll down to find a listing of grants, programs, partnerships and support available to help develop athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers in Manitoba. 


Sport Manitoba offers a wide range of developmental grants that facilitate the growth of athletes, coaches and officials at the community level.

Assistance provided by Sport Manitoba focuses on participants who are being introduced to sport and those who are looking to take their development to the next step.

The 2017-2018 Regional - Sport Development Grants & Program Manual includes contact information, applications, eligibility criteria, and funding procedures.

Athlete & Coach/Official Application Form

Regional Sport Development Application Form

Please send your Sport Development Grant Applications sent to your Sport Manitoba Regional Office

Teen Physical Activity Grant

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In 2007, ParticipACTION embarked on an incredible 10-year, $10 million partnership with Coca-Cola Canada to break down the barriers that prevent teens from getting active. We’re very proud of the resulting program, the ParticipACTION Teen Challenge, which has delivered programs and events to over 500,000 teens and over 5,000 community organizations.  The partnership and program came to an end on March 31, 2017, so grants are no longer available.  Please visit the ParticipACTION website for other exciting programs they offer.


Athlete Assistance

Manitoba athletes striving to pursue excellence at the highest level of national and international competition are eligible to receive Athlete Assistance funding.

Grants ranging from $500 to $1,500 are available to individual athletes and teams based on their performance at their sports’ National Championship or their present status as a member of a National Team program.

Please contact the appropriate Provincial Sport Organization for criteria and an application form. You can find your sport listed in the drop down box in the top left corner of our site. Applications must be endorsed and forwarded by the Provincial Sport Organization.

Performance Enhancement Program

Sport Manitoba, the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba, Coaching Manitoba and the Sport Medicine Council of Manitoba partner in a provincial team program entitled the Performance Enhancement Program (PEP). The mission is to support Provincial Teams in pursuit of performance and personal excellence. PEP will assist teams to achieve optimal performance and personal development. 

PEP also provides financial support for provincial team programs that are building ongoing relationships with sport science and medicine service providers. To find out how PEP can assist you in growing your program, please contact the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Manitoba.

Women in Sport

Sport Manitoba provides the leadership for initiatives that increase and enhance opportunities for participation by women in sport.

Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund

The WISE Fund was created to help finance sport initiatives for girls and women and assist members of the sport community in Canada. The annual grant is primarily to support the development of women leaders and support organizations that are currently offering or creating sport programs targeted to girls and women. With support from Sport Canada, CAAWS is able to provide the Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund to 10 recipients on an annual basis, valued at $1,000 each

WISE Criteria and Application

Women to Watch

A major initiative is the Women to Watch Grant Program. Working in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.

A $500 monthly grant is also awarded to a female coach to assist them in further developing the skills necessary to attain a higher level of coaching or increased level of coaching experience

Women to Watch Criteria and Application


KidSport is a national charity administered by Sport Manitoba that helps remove barriers and assist less fortunate children participate in sport - So All Kids Can Play!

KidSport raises funds through corporate donations, foundation grants, planned giving and special activities and events. Funds that are raised help offset the cost of participant registration fees for community based sport programs. Funding is administered by Sport Manitoba's Regional Offices.

Additional information can be found on the KidSport website

Everyone Can Play

Winnipeg Guide to Sport and Recreation Subsidies

Over the past year, Sport Manitoba has participated in the work of the Recreation Subsidies Committee, a working group formed under the Winnipeg Community Sport Policy. Members of the committee are working collaboratively towards a common vision of sport and recreation in Winnipeg; one that is accessible, welcoming and socially inclusive for all citizens of all ages, all abilities, and all socio-economic backgrounds… a sports and recreation system where everyone can play.

A Guide to Winnipeg Recreation and Sports Subsidies is an important  deliverable for the Committee. The Guide is a resource for service providers and organizations working with families experiencing barriers to recreation and sport participation. The Guide provides a description of seven subsidies available in Winnipeg and offers tips on how to access these programs. Three of the programs are provincial programs.  Click on the image to read the guide.

Additional information can be found on the Winnipeg in Motion website.

Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba

Sport Manitoba works in partnership with the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba for the provision of additional programs and services to support Manitoba's high performance athletes.

For more information on the programs and services available visit

Paralympic Sport Development Fund

Through the Paralympic Sport Development Fund, the Canadian Paralympic Committee invests in sport development programming including recruitment initiatives, coaching, equipment, competition and more. Funds can be used to support the creation of a new program or go towards the expansion of an existing successful initiative. Funding amounts of between $5,000 and $15,000 will be available.
Please visit for the application, instructions on how to apply and more information.


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