Yes, an organization may submit more than one application per intake cycle. It is recommended that each trail project theme (e.g., New Trail/Enhancements OR Maintenance OR Study) have its own application.
Yes, organizations are eligible to apply for new grants, provided that the new application is not for the same project OR specific phase of a project specified in the previous application.
Please refer to the eligibility criteria outlined in the Grant Program Guide.
No. Unfortunately, late applications will not be accepted. Applicants need to submit their application by midnight CST on the deadline date outlined in the Grant Program Guide.
To receive a Trails Manitoba Grant of $75,000, the applicant must have secured a matching investment (can be a combination of funds and/or in-kind gifts) of $150,000. In this example, total project cost would equal $225,000. One dollar (Grant funding) for every two dollars raised/secured for the project.
Maintenance includes pruning, repairing holes, trail beautification, normal erosion/drainage repairs, clean-up, usual repairs (wayfinding signage, barriers, fencing, surfacing) and other maintenance tasks that are undertaken for upkeep of a trail.
If being used to help offset the matching ratio, volunteer hours should be translated to a dollar amount that is reasonable for the work being performed. Justification and details (for the $ amount) must be included with the application to be used as an offset.
Grant applications solely for trail maintenance may receive greater flexibility with regards to matching requirements. Maintenance Grants will be prioritized based on location (rural vs. urban) and available support (e.g., city based funding for trail maintenance).
No. Unfortunately, donated volunteer hours and/or expenses typically cannot be reimbursed or counted as part of the matching ratio until after a Trails MB funding approval is received.
Yes. Equipment purchases must be reasonable, and directly and clearly related to carrying out the project on the ground. For any equipment purchase (individual item OR all items combined) over $5,000, rationalization shall be provided.
Shortly after receiving a letter indicating grant approval, an end-user agreement will be sent to the recipient by Trails Manitoba. The recipient will have four weeks to review, sign, and return to Trails Manitoba.