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Literacy for Life Grants

Intergenerational literacy programs build skills and strengthen families. Literacy for Life Grants support family literacy programs in community centres and libraries across the province.


A mother and son reading
Reading together at Winnipeg Public Library.

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


Grants of up to $4,000 are available to charitable organizations across Manitoba for family literacy programming.

Please review our Literacy for Life Grants Policies & Guidelines [PDF] to ensure your project fits the criteria.

If your request includes book purchases, please consult these resources:

If your request includes training, have you contacted your local parent child coalition regarding free training opportunities?

Application Due Dates

Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on the following dates:

  • February 1st (notification of decision late February)
  • June 1st (notification of decision late June)
  • October 1st (notification of decision late October)

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

This Literacy for Life program was established by The Winnipeg Foundation, Literacy Partners of Manitoba and Winnipeg Public Library. Learn more about Literacy for Life.

The online application form is active for approximately four weeks before the due dates.

Literacy for Life Grants

See the organizations that received a grant during the last round of approvals.


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