Community Incentives

The Program

The Community Incentives Program is supported by Neighbourhoods Alive! (Province of Manitoba). The objective of the program is to connect residents of the Central Neighbourhoods (Central Park, Centennial, and West Alexander), build community capacity, and promote community well-being.  Activities, events, initiatives, and programs may receive incentives up to a maximum of $5,000.

Approved applicants will receive a portion of their allocated funds upon the approval of their applications, and the remainder of the funds will be reimbursed upon receipt of a full report and copies of expense receipts.

To qualify for the Incentive, the project should:

  • take place in and benefit the residents of Central Park, Centennial and West Alexander neighbourhoods;
  • reflect the program objective of community building and community connecting;
  • have identified support of local residents;
  • be sponsored by local groups (not individuals);
  • not be used for capital improvements to private property unless the property  has been made available, free of charge,  for community use and the improvements relate to the proposed community use;
  • must be completed by February 28, 2020.

Examples of eligible projects: block parties, community celebrations, neighbourhood cleanups, community gardens and other such projects that support community connecting.

Eligible costs include materials and supplies, equipment or other rentals and staffing costs, but cannot be used for stipends or honoraria for participation.



Successful applicants are requested to submit a report within a month from project completion or by February 28, 2020, whichever comes first.

Reports must be submitted online only, through the link here:

Copies of receipts or other proof of expenses must be submitted by mail or in person at 231 Isabel Street. You are encouraged to keep copies of receipts for your records.

Expenses not accounted for with a receipt won't be accepted and won't be reimbursed. Please contact us if you are not sure about proof of expenses.

We also require photos and other documents to be submitted electronically with your reports. Please make sure you have obtained photo and video release forms from project participants. The media provided might be made public.

2019-2020 Deadlines

In 2019, there will be two (2) intakes with respective deadlines.

Intake 1: projects running June 2019 to February 2020, or shorter: May 20, 2019;

Intake 2: for projects running October 2019 to February 2020, or shorter: September 20, 2019.

Applications Now Closed

Intakes are now closed.

Please visit this page in the spring for all updated on the 2020 Intakes.


More Information

Have questions?  We're here to help.

Contact Mareike via e-mail at or by phone at




Join us for a free workshop, to learn about the Central Community Incentives program, the application process, eligibility and deadlines. Practice your application with us!

Tuesday September 10, 2019, 5:30 PM at the Central Hub (231 Isabel St.).

RSVP at - spots are limited. Thank you.

Central Community Incentives Recipients


Artbeat Studio: The Drumming Circle: Building Community through Music

Burton Cummings Community Centre: BCCC Seniors Program

CPFP Central Park Foot Patrol: Central Park Foot Patrol

Dufferin School: Make n Take Nutrition Program

Gang Action Interagency Network: Ceasefire Interrupter Outreach Project

Graffiti Art Programming: Central Hub Mural

Heart Smart CPR & First Aid: Free CPR and First Aid Training for Central Residents

Immigrant Integration & Farming Community Co-operative: Rainbow Community Gardens Winter Program

Mosaic Newcomer Family Resource Network: Central Park Community Kitchen



African Communities of Manitoba Inc. (ACOMI): Umoja - Community Engagement Project

Art From The Heart: 17th Art from the Heart Show and Sale

Artbeat Studio: Community Participatory Art Project; Performance Mentorship Project: Music to Strengthen Social Bonds

Burton Cummings Community Centre: BCCC Seniors Program

Centennial Community Improvement Association: Make a Friend Project

Dufferin School: Parent Room Laundry Project; Learn to Skate Program

Gang Action Interagency Network: Ceasefire Interrupter Outreach Project

Hugh John Macdonald School: Students Cooking Nutrition and Hands-on Development Skills Project


2018-2019 cont.

NEEDS: NEEDS Centre Holiday Party for Newcomer Families

Neighbourhood Empowerment and Resource Centre: Capacity Building Initiatives for Newcomer Youth

One Nation Exchange: Intercultural Sewing Initiative

Sunshine House: Spread the Sunshine; Bring 'Em To The House

Winnipeg Central Park Women's Resource Centre: Tie-Dye Batik Project

Winnipeg Inner City Missions: First Steps to Employment Project

Winnipeg School Division, Indigenous Education and Newcomer Services Department: Generational Storytelling

West Alexander Residents Association: Connecting Residents and Investing in the Future



2017-2018 cont.

Immigrant Integration & Farming Community Co-operative: Rainbow Community Gardens Winter Program

Neighbourhood Empowerment and Resource Centre: Capacity Building Initiatives for Newcomer Youth; Manitoba Youth Forum

Pinkham School: Family Fun Nights/Parent Council Meetings

Social Planning Council Winnipeg: UMOJA Consultations on Police Newcomer Relationships

Sunshine House: Room to Grow

Winnipeg Central Park Women's Resource Centre: Eat Well and Physical Activity for Healthy Living

West Alexander Residents Association: West Alexander Community Build