The Manitoba government is calling on non-profit organizations and registered charities to apply for short-term grants of up to $300,000 under the Journey to Independence Fund.

In 2021, the Manitoba government established a $20-million endowment fund with The Winnipeg Foundation. Annual revenue from the fund is used to award grants to organizations across Manitoba that improve access to community participation, create greater economic stability, and support meaningful transitions into the labour market for target populations within the EIA program.

For the fund’s initial intake, proposals should aim to provide opportunities that:

  • improve access to community participation and labour market attachment for target populations within provincial social assistance programs; and
  • support the reduction of enrolment in government programs and long-term adherence to social assistance.

Intake for applications opens Sept. 26 and closes Oct. 24. For more information on the Journey to Independence Fund, visit

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