Trails Manitoba is proud to partner with the Province of Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation by offering two new recreational trail grants: Trails Grant for Manitoba and Trails Grant for Winnipeg.
These grants are designed to advance the trail system to reap both social and economic benefits to Manitobans. The projects funded through these grants will also focus on enhancing the environmental perspective of trail users through intentionally directed educational experiences devoted to the responsible use and conservation of natural resources.
Trails Grant for Manitoba
The Trails Grant for Manitoba is an annual grant that will continue indefinitely. It is intended for trail associations, municipalities, or other not-for-profit groups, that have the means to provide continued stewardship of trails. Specific objectives for this grant include:
- Provide new recreational trail opportunities which includes extending or improving existing trails, developing new trails, and addressing trail gaps and barriers.
- Improve the quality of the existing recreational trail network or the user’s experience including safety improvements, signage, wayfinding, and barriers to access.
- Maintenance of the recreational trail network, including pruning, repairing holes, trail beautification, normal erosion/drainage repairs, clean-up, usual repairs (signage, barriers, fencing, surfacing) and other maintenance tasks that are undertaken for upkeep of a trail.
Trails Grant for Winnipeg
The Trails Grant for Winnipeg is an annual grant with an approximate allocation of $500,000 per year. The last intake for this specific grant is set for 2024. This fund is largely intended for trail associations, the City of Winnipeg, or other not-for-profit groups, that have the means to provide continued stewardship of trails. Specific objectives for this grant include:
Increase the length of the greenway trail network.
Improve the quality of the existing greenway trail network.
Improve the user’s experience.