Granting

We provide grants to enhance the quality of life in all areas of the community.

Grant Information

Applications can be made using the Grant Application Form. All of our Grants are available on a Fall Granting Schedule. Deadline for applications is September 30th.

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation provides grants to enhance the quality of life in all areas of the community. Citizens of Beausejour-Brokenhead benefit from grants made in the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Education
  • Health and Physical Activity
  • Social Services
  • Environment
  • Additional Grant – Winter Games Legacy Grant
    The Winter Games Legacy Grant will be available to local teams and organization associated with sports involved in the Winter Games held in Beausejour in 2006; Alpine Ski, Badminton, Special Olympic Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Hockey, Volleyball, Figure Skating and Artistic Gymnastics).  Where these sports do not apply, the grant may go to any sport involved in the current Winter or Summer Manitoba Games program. The intent of the grant is to assist with equipment (excludes uniforms), clinics for athletes and coaches, hosting or attending major sporting events.

To meet the changing needs of our community, guidelines for grant applications are established and reviewed annually. Applications for grants are thoroughly reviewed by a volunteer Grants Committee and approved by the Board of Directors.


Awarding Grants

The Grants Committee will review and evaluate all applications and make a recommendation to the Board of Directors for approval. Applicants must demonstrate how their initiative will benefit the community and how the project will be funded beyond the grant from the Community Foundation.


Grant Eligibility Terms:

  • Only community organizations that are non-profit may apply.
  • Organizations applying must have access to a registered charity number. Please contact the Town of Beausejour or RM of Brokenhead to request permission to use their charity status and number or make alternative arrangements.
  • Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.
  • The availability of other sources of funding/granting/fundraising must be in place; the Foundation will not fund 100% of any particular project.
  • Preference is given to projects which:
    • Serve a need in the community
    • Involve organizations in the community
    • Demonstrate new approaches and techniques in the solution of community problems
    • Strengthen the social and cultural structure of the community
    • Emphasize and utilize the skills and resources that exist in the community
    • Have a well-planned approach – have a broad public appeal
    • Working in partnership or collaboration with other community partners
    • Include organization’s demonstration of financial commitment towards the project (minimum 25%)
  • Grants are not ordinarily made for:
    • Research
    • Seminars, conferences or workshops
    • Tours or travel outside of the community
    • Sectarian, religious or political purposes
    • Fund raising activities
    • General endowment or sustaining funds
    • Core operating costs or capital building campaigns
    • To retire debt
    • Capital projects located outside the Beausejour or Brokenhead area

Funding Procedures

Prior to receiving funding, successful applicants must submit a Final Report by August 31st, complete with photos of the project and the final project budget with actual expenses and revenues, as well as paid receipts (or photocopies of same).  A small sign will be given to successful applicants to be displayed at their project for no less than a year.

Application Deadline: postmarked or hand delivered by September 30th – no exceptions.


We want to support the future of our community. There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available from our Foundation. 

The Brokenhead River Community Foundation currently offers two scholarships and five bursaries to students residing in the Ecole Edward Schreyer School Catchment area.

Between 2016 and 2020, the Foundation disbursed $31,625 to 41 students enrolled in post-secondary education. In 2021 the Foundation will award over $10,000 to another seven deserving students.


Available Scholarships

Brokenhead River Community Foundation Grade 12 Graduating Scholarship

  • $1000 will be awarded to a deserving student.
  • Based on academic performance and community service.

Robert Rondeau Memorial Curling Scholarship

  • $1000 will be awarded to a deserving student.
  • Must have participated in amateur sport as a member of Curl Manitoba (either through a member curling venue or affiliated program).
  • Must be actively involved in curling, exhibiting good sportsmanship, during the final two years of secondary school -this must be attested to by a high school coach or a member of the executive of the curling club of which the student is a member. (Due to COVID-19 cancellations only Grade 11 participation is required).
  • If two or more students apply with similar involvement in curling the student with the highest academic achievement shall be awarded the scholarship.

Available Bursaries

Brokenhead River Community Foundation Bursaries

  • Two bursaries in the amount of $900 will be awarded to deserving students.
  • Based on academic performance, community service and financial need.

Science Bursary

  • Bursary includes four consecutive years of support:
    • $1,000.00 for the first two years.
    • $1,500.00 for third and fourth year.
  • For a student entering and continuing in a science related field at a university or community college.
  • Based on academic performance and financial need.

Brokenhead-Thalberg North-Mars-Brokenhead East Grade 12 Graduation Bursary

  • $600 will be awarded to a deserving student.
  • Based on academic performance, community service and financial need.
  • Preference given to students living in the Brokenhead-Thalberg North-Mars-Brokenhead East area.

Eric Lefko Memorial Bursary

  • $750 will be awarded to a deserving student.
  • To support a graduate entering into a post secondary education in any agricultural-related field.
  • Based on financial need.

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