The Manitoba Mineral Development Fund’s (MMDF) Grant Writing Assistance Program offers micro-grants to northern communities and organizations to assist with the coordination or development of early stage economic development projects. Eligible recipents can apply for grants of up to $5,000 to hire a consultant to assist with project development, proposal writing, or application coordination.

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Eligibility Recipients

  • Indigenous Communities/groups (located in Northern Manitoba)
  • Municipalities (located in Northern Manitoba)
  • Non-profit organizations (located or doing work within in Northern Manitoba)

Eligible Activities

Funding under this program can go towards the coordination or development of early stage economic development projects. More specifically, grants can be applied to consulting costs associated with the following:

  1. Idea/Project Development
    • Expenses related to facilitating brainstorm sessions, workshops, innovation seminars
    • Expenses related to facilitating strategic stakeholder engagement/partnershipdiscussions
  1. Proposal Writing
    • Expenses related to developing and writing a project proposal
    • Expenses related to background research required for the proposal
  1. Application Coordination
    • Expenses associated with organization stakeholder/partner meetings
    • Expenses associated with administrative coordination for the application


  • The Application Review Committee for MMDF will review all applications and provide recommendations for approval to the MMDF Board
  • The MMDF Board will provide final approval on all applications

Grant Terms

  • Recipients will be required to enter into a contribution agreement with MMDF
  • Grants will be issued as a one-time payment of up to $5,000
  • Recipients will be required to provide receipts of service(s) prior to the release of funds
  • The approved scope of work must be completed by March 2022

Application Intake

Applications for MMDF’s Grant Writing Assistance Program are accepted on a rolling basis.

The recipients can apply for the Grant Writing Assistance Program by downloading the application form.

All applications can be submitted via email to: [email protected].