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Build 150 Grants


2020 marks Manitoba’s 150th anniversary and we are celebrating with Build 150 Grants. Manitoba 150, with support from The Richardson Foundation, allocated $50,000 in matching grants to community projects that will celebrate our Province’s 150th anniversary in 2020. With the Community Foundation of Portage & District (CFPD) matching grants the Build 150 Program will provide Portage la Prairie with $100,000 in community grants.


Build 150 Grants Guidelines:

Build 150 grants are to be used on one or more projects in our community and in addition to CFPD’s regular granting eligibility guidelines the Build 150 Grant projects must also:

  • Have a lasting presence in the community,

  • Have an impact on a large number of residents in the City and/or RM of Portage la Prairie

  • Be as inclusive as possible.


Some examples of projects that could be eligible for a Build 150 grant include:

  • Amenities for a public space (park bench, bike racks, public art, etc.)

  • Equipment for a community space (community centre, medical facility, etc.)

  • Revitalization of something with historical significance (statue, building, etc.)



  • Applications must be submitted to CFPD by March 15, 2020

  • Public Announcement of funded projects in May 2020

  • Projects must be completed by December 31, 2020 to be eligible for funding;

  • Final reporting must be submitted to CFPD by January 15, 2021



Public recognition is to be given to the Manitoba 150 Host Committee and CFPD for funding of the project(s), including, but not limited to:

  • Signage at the site of the project, where possible;

  • One official local public announcement of selected project(s) in the community foundation’s area of operation;

  • Mention in any and all other public communications (e.g. advertisement, media, social media posts).

  • Recognition, including size, placement and content of any signage, is to be determined in consultation with CFPD and Endow Manitoba and is subject to prior approval of Manitoba 150 Host Committee.


The Build 150 grant application process will be part of the regular CFPD Spring Granting process for 2020.  Please complete the CFPD Build 150 Grant Application and submit electronically along with any required supporting documents as well as a cover letter outlining how the project aligns with the Build 150 Initiative by March 15, 2020.

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