Grants Awarded to GAAC
The GAAC applies for grants to help offset expenses, upgrade facilities, and deliver programs to the community. Unlike donations and sponsorships, grants are usually restricted to specific areas of use.
Here’s some of the recent grants GAAC has received and how we are using them. We also recieve grants from the Town of Teulon and the RM of Rockwood.
Manitoba Arts Council
Annual Operational Grant – $12,535
Arts Enrichment Grants
Musical Theatre 4 weeks of 2022 camps
Musical Theatre – 2 – 12 week sessions – 2022-23 year
MB Government Sustainability Grant – $4,900
The Manitoba Arts Council is an arm’s-length agency of the Province of Manitoba, established in 1965 “to promote the study, enjoyment, production and performance of works in the arts.” MAC makes awards to professional arts organizations and individuals in all art forms including theatre, literature, dance, music, painting, sculpture, architecture or the graphic arts, and includes other similar creative or interpretative activity, including arts education. MAC uses a peer assessment process in making awards. Historically, the main criterion used to assess applications is artistic merit.
MAC is funded through Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage. MAC reports annually through the Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage to the Provincial Legislature in its Annual Report , and board operations are audited annually.
New Horizons Grant for Seniors
Disc golf installed Green Acres Park
Floor curling lanes
Floor shuffleboard courts
2023 Funding – $ 23,000
Funding provided for free preschool programming.
Healthy Together Now Intergenerational Programs
Healthy Together Now is a community-led, regionally coordinated and government supported, grassroots program to help prevent chronic disease in Manitoba. Projects are planned and led by individual communities while the Manitoba government and regional health authorities provide funding, support and training. The program operates in five regional health authorities and targets Manitobans who are most at risk for chronic disease in rural, urban, First Nations and Métis communities.
Program goals include:
- supporting communities that lead prevention activities
- encouraging organizations, communities, regions and governments to work together to help prevent chronic disease
- building on and blending with existing prevention programs, and developing new ones
- increasing communities’ knowledge and ability to run prevention programs for a variety of chronic diseases
Canada Summer Jobs Grant
2022 Funding – $ 40,000+
10 positions for summer camps
2 positions for senior activities
Town of Teulon
2023 Funding – TBD
Funding provided for municipal facilities
RM of Rockwood
2023 Funding – TBD
Grant was for assisting with administrative costs
Interlake Community Foundation
Annual funding for local organizations like ourselves
Items received by the GAAC over the years
- Sound System & accessories
- Xboxs & Projector
- Equipment for camps – sports
- Video Recorder
Province of Manitoba
Small Incentive Grant – $25,000