Participant in the Growing Active Kids Program, summer 2013

Growing Active Kids Grants

All kids should have the same opportunities to learn, explore and build confidence. Growing Active Kids Grants support recreation activities in and around Manitoba Housing communities.


Kids at a gathering.
Participants at the Tuxedo Family Resource Centre at Edgeland

Your organization must have a registered charitable number from Canada Revenue Agency to apply for a Growing Active Kids Grant. (This number is required to access the online application form.) You may apply for a Growing Active Kids Grant once per calendar year. You may apply for a Community Grant in the same year, but the applications must be for different projects.


Grants are made to charitable organizations to provide cultural, educational or recreational opportunities to children and youth living in and around social housing.

At this time, we are inviting applications from youth serving agencies, centres and other organizations to partner with Manitoba Housing communities to deliver programs and services in and around Edgeland (Tuxedo), Gilbert Park, Plessis/Mission Gardens and Valley Gardens (Concordia). 

Please review our Growing Active Kids Grants Policies & Guidelines [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria.

Application dates

Applications are due by 4:30pm on the following dates:

  • April 15th (notification of decision in May)
  • October 15th (notification of decision in November)

Note: If an application date falls on a weekend or holiday, applications will be accepted until 4:30pm the next business day.

This program is a collaboration between The Winnipeg Foundation, Manitoba Housing, and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. Learn more about Growing Active Kids.

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