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Regional Sport Development Grants

Sport Manitoba offers a wide range of developmental grants that facilitate the development of athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers at the community level emphasizing training and skill development.

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.  Our grants strive to aid our sport partners in creating sport development opportunities in four key areas: organizational effectiveness, sport initiation, technical leadership and performance pathway.

The 2019-2020 Regional - Sport Development Grants & Program Manual includes contact information, applications, eligibility criteria, and funding procedures.

The following are the various grant application forms that may apply to you:

Athlete Assistance Grant

  • Helps athletes who are on the performance pathway with financial assistance for support services such as strength & conditioning training, nutrition planning, etc.

Coach Assistance Grant

  • Helps coaches with financial assistance to attend certification courses and professional development opportunities.

Official Assistance Grant

  • Helps officials with financial assistance to attend certification courses and professional development opportunities.

Volunteer Assistance Grant *NEW

  • Helps board members of sport organizations with financial assistance for professional development opportunities and/or attending their Provincial Sport Organization's AGM.

Women in Sport Supplemental Grant *NEW

  • The grant is available in addition to the coach, official or volunteer assistance grant, to provide assistance to women who have child care expenses related to attending their professional development opportunities.

Board Governance Grant *NEW

  • Helps our community sport partners with financial assistance for opportunities that strengthen their boards such as board development training, strategic planning, creating bylaws, etc.

Hosting an Athlete Clinic or Camp Grant

  • Helps our community sport partners with financial assistance to host athlete clinics or camps.

Introduction to a New Sport Grant

  • Helps our community sport partners with financial assistance to start up a new sport club in their community.

Sport Special Initiative

  • Helps our community sport partners with financial assistance for unique sport development opportunities.

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

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.


Sport Manitoba makes coach development a top priority and offers financial support through scholarships and grants. Follow this link to learn more


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 grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.

A $500 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. Annual Application Deadlines: June 15, November 15, and February 15.

Women to Watch Criteria and Application

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

Fuelling Women Champions

The Champions Fund was created by Dairy Farmers of Canada to empower the female athletic community, to provide a resource that can help change the game for Canada’s young girls and women athletes...learn more



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


Kids aged 4 to 18 from families in financial need can receive funding to help with registration fees, equipment and/or transportation...learn more

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.

Jumpstart Accessibility Grants

Jumpstart Accessibility Grants offer two funding streams: Accessibility-Enabling Grants, which provide eligible facilities with up to $50,000 for projects to adapt and enhance existing facilities, and Inclusive Design Innovation Grants, which provide between $250,000 and $1,000,000 for projects designed to uniquely enhance sport and recreation spaces with innovative solutions.

Please click here for more information and application.





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