Nourishing Potential Grants will be made to charitable organizations that operate after-school programs, drop-in centres, community centres, family resource centres, and early childhood education centres.
Projects must primarily benefit children and youth from economically disadvantaged communities in Winnipeg.
Funding Information and Criteria
Applications will be considered for any one, or a combination of the following, to a maximum of $10,000:
- Food purchases
- Eligible costs include: appliances; cookware; food preparation and storage items; and reusable dishes and utensils.
- Nutrition education and staff/volunteer food handling training.
- Priority will be given to enhancing existing nutrition projects.
- Food purchases must follow the Canada Food Guide and be respectful of individual and community diversity.
- Preference will be given to projects that include a learning opportunity for children and youth about healthy foods.
- Where applicable, projects should include a plan to involve staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders.
- A final report is required at the end of the project.
- Grants will not be made for: School divisions or individual schools.
- Only registered charities are eligible for grants from The Winnipeg Foundation.
- Projects must primarily benefit children and youth from economically disadvantaged communities in Winnipeg.
- Organizations may apply for a Nourishing Potential Grant once per calendar year.
- Applying for a Nourishing Potential grant does not preclude an organization from applying for a Community Grant or other Special Program Grant, but it must be for a different project.
- Out-of-school programs are eligible; in-school programs are not eligible. School divisions may apply for out-of-school programming.
For more information, visit https://www.wpgfdn.org/granting/special-program-grants/nourishing-potential-grants/