Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Tree Canada Grant

Tree Canada helps fight food insecurity by planting fruit and nut bearing trees and shrubs in communities.  Tree Canada’s Edible Trees program promotes the planting of trees that provide a bounty and offers funding for municipalities, schools, and community groups/associations to plant trees and shrubs in their neighbourhoods. Grants of up to $3500 are available. Apply by March 1, 2019. For further information and to apply, click here.

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The Co-Investment Fund provides grants and financing for new affordable housing construction and existing affordable housing renewal and repair.

MNPHA hosted an educational session with CMHC on this funding stream. The power point slides from the session are available here. Or for more information you can contact Terry Wotton, CMHC’s Affordable Housing Specialist for Manitoba: [email protected]; 204-318-1772

CMHC – Seed Funding for Housing Development

MHRC – Proposal Development Funding (PDF)

Jubilee Fund

The Jubilee Fund provides flexible financing in the form of loan guarantees and/or bridge financing for worthy projects who do not qualify for traditional financing. Visit for more info.

Assiniboine Credit Union

ACU offers flexible financing for non-profits and cooperatives through a dedicated Community Financial Centre. For more information, please visit:

Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro offers a number of financing and grant programs to increase energy efficiency for new or existing homes through the Affordable Energy Program. Loans and/or grants are available for insulation, heating system upgrades, and energy saving items. A list of the programs and eligibility is available here

Financing Opportunities

First National Financial LP End of Operating Agreement Revitalization Program

The End of Operating Agreement (EOA) Revitalization Program provides low cost loans to housing providers at or near the end of their operating agreements. This program is aimed at those housing providers that have expired operating agreements, those planning for the end of their operating agreement or providers looking to payout their agreement early.  Municipalities, non-profit housing providers, Co-op (excluding equity Co-op’s) or anyone with a current Section 95 and Section 26/27 or any housing provider in a federal or provincial operating agreement are also eligible for the program.

Information is available on First National LP’s website