To qualify for MMDF funding, an organization must prove that it meets the following minimum eligibility requirements:
Municipal or regional governments established by or under provincial statute
A private sector body including for-profit & not-for-profit organizations (incorporated organizations must be incorporated or registered under The Corporations Act to conduct business in Manitoba)
An Indigenous organization or community as represented by their leadership.
Must be located within the Province of Manitoba
Must be located in northern Manitoba (north of the 53rd parallel) OR relate to or support the mineral development industry.
Must demonstrate tangible economic benefits (e.g. maintaining current employment, job creation or enhancement, incremental income or businesses and government revenues within an identifiable time frame).
Step 2: Review Program Guidelines
Our MMDF program guidelines describe our fund’s objectives, projected outcomes, level of governance, the selection criteria for projects, grant requirements, and project reporting.
Step 3: Complete online application
Applications open one month prior to deadline and are reviewed the following month.
Deadlines for applications are as follows:
September 5, 2023
November 7, 2023
January 9, 2024
March 7, 2024
Step 4: Application Review
Once you have filled the application form, connect with our MMDF staff to review your application.
Step 5: Application Decision
Our application review committee consists of experts who examine each application and recommend it to the board for approval.
Manitoba is located on Treaty 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Territories and includes travel through communities who are signatories to Treaties 6 and 10. Manitoba is located on the ancestral land of the Anishinaabeg, Anishininewuk, Dakota Oyate, Denesuline and Nehethowuk Nations, and is the Homeland of the Red River Métis. Northern Manitoba includes lands that were and are the ancestral lands of the Inuit.
The Manitoba Mineral Development Fund respects the spirit and intent of Treaties and Treaty Making and remains committed to working in partnership with First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the spirit of truth, reconciliation and collaboration. Acknowledging these original caretakers is a reminder of our unique heritage, our important relationships, and our obligations to and shared responsibilities with Indigenous peoples.