The Brokenhead River Community Foundation makes grants to enhance the quality of life in all areas of the community. Citizens of Beausejour-Brokenhead benefit from grants made in the following areas:
- Arts, Culture and Heritage
- Literacy and Education
- Health, Wellness and Recreation
- Children, Youth and Families
- Environment and Animal Welfare
Additional Grant - Winter Games Legacy Grant
The Winter Games Legacy Grant will be available to local teams and organization associated with sports involved in the Winter Games held in Beausejour in 2006; Alpine Ski, Badminton, Special Olympic Bowling, Cross Country Skiing, Curling, Hockey, Volleyball, Figure Skating and Artistic Gymnastics. Where these sports do not apply, the grant may go to any sport involved with the current Winter or Summer Manitoba Games program. The intent of the grant is to assist with equipment (excludes uniforms), clinics for athletes and coaches, hosting or attending major sporting events.
To meet the changing needs of the community, guidelines for grant applications are established and reviewed annually. Applications for grants are thoroughly reviewed by a volunteer Grants Committee, and approved by the Board of Directors.
Only community organizations that are non-profit may apply. Organizations applying must have access to a registered charity number. (Town of Beausejour or RM of Brokenhead charity numbers can be used - please contact them to make arrangements). Grants are not to be made to individuals or businesses.
The Foundation gives preference to projects and programs where grant money can benefit the community in a significant way. Proposals should:
- serve a need in the community
- involve organizations in the community
- strengthen the social and cultural structure of the community
- emphasize and utilize the skills and resources that exist in the community
- have a well-planned approach - have broad public appeal
- be working in partnership or collaboration with other community partners
- include the organizations demonstration of financial commitment towards the project (minimum 25% of project)
Grants for the following will NOT be approved:
- seminars, conferences, or workshops
- tours or travel outside the community
- sectarian, religious, or political purposes
- fund raising activities
- core operating costs or capital building campaigns
- to retire debt
- capital projects located outside the Beausejour or Brokenhead area
- general endowment or sustaining funds
Prior to receiving funding, successful applicants must submit a post event report, complete with photos of the project and the final project budget by August 31st. The final project budget must include the actual expenses and revenues, as well as paid receipts (or photocopies of same). A small sign will be given to successful applicants to be displayed at their project for no less than a year.
Postmarked or hand-delivered by September 30th - no exceptions.