Community Funding Grants
All of our Grants are available on a Fall Granting schedule. Deadline for applications is September 30th.
BROKENHEAD RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
GRANT & FUNDING GUIDELINES
The Brokenhead River Community Foundation makes 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
Health and Physical Activity
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.
Only community organizations that are non-profit may apply. Organizations applying must have access to a registered charity number (Town of Beausejour or RM of Brokenhead # can be used- please contact them to make arrangements). Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.
The Foundation gives preference to projects and programs where grant money can benefit the community in a significant way. Proposals should:
serve a need in the community
involve organizations in the community
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 broad public appeal
working in partnership or collaboration with other community partners
organization’s demonstration of financial commitment towards the project (minimum 25% of project)
Grants are not ordinarily made for:
seminars, conferences or workshops
tours or travel outside 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
Prior to receiving funding, successful applicants must submit a post event report, 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) by August 31st. 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
Each year we will announce in the local paper, The Clipper, and in social media that we are accepting requests for support. Applications will be available from our web site.
After review by our Grants Committee, the board will make a final decision in October and applicants will be contacted with the results.
Our application is available. – BROKENHEAD RIVER COMMUNITY FOUNDATION grant application form-
Our Community Grant Final Report is available. BRCF COMMUNITY GRANT FINAL REPORT
There has been ongoing discussions at various levels of government and
within the foundation movement regarding the health and wellbeing of
community groups and organizations. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic,
fundraising activities are challenging and as a result there is a real
concern that some small groups or organizations may be facing a significant
Your foundation is fully aware of the enormous challenges that local
groups and organizations are facing this year due to the pandemic. Many
community events have either been postponed or cancelled out right. Many
community groups have lost most or all of their traditional forms of
fundraising. Some groups or organizations may even be struggling to operate
or stay afloat until they can restart their fundraising. Some may also be
experiencing increased expenses to operate or function.
Our Foundation realizes these are unprecedented times, and we don’t know
how long it may last. The last thing anyone wants to see is a local organization fail
or fold. With this in mind the Foundation Board of Directors decided to offer a
Stabilization Grant this fall to local organizations/groups that require support.
Should you have any questions regarding either of these BRCF initiatives,
please reach out to us.