Special Programs

Churchill Region Economic Development Fund

Funding for the $7.3 Million Churchill and Region Economic Development (CRED) Fund is a response to the economic instability facing the Town of Churchill and surrounding region following the announcement of the closure of the Port of Churchill and associated reductions in rail service.

The Fund will be delivered and administered by Community Futures Manitoba (CFM), the association representing Manitoba’s 16 Community Futures organizations.

The goal of CRED is to encourage short and long-term, sustainable economic development and diversification of local economies, facilitate economic adjustment and enable collaboration and partnerships leading to enterprise opportunities in the Churchill and northern region communities affected by changes in service delivery.

The Fund will give priority to projects which are multi-community in nature and benefit the Churchill and northern region. Municipal councils, Indigenous organizations, bands, tribal councils, hamlets, businesses, services or community organizations in northern Manitoba are eligible. The Fund will also support projects that promote business activity in Kivalliq and the west coast of Hudson Bay if they strengthen the economic activity across northern Manitoba.

1. Read the Guidelines

Download CRED Project Application Guidelines (PDF)

2. Download a Short Application or Long Application

Download Short Application (Microsoft Word)
Note: The Short Application is required as Stage One for all projects. Please read Application Guidelines for more information.

Download Long Application (Microsoft Word)
Note: The Long Application may be required for Medium-Term (1 to 2 years) and Long-Term (2 to 5 years) Projects.

3. Complete and Submit

Churchill Region Economic Development Fund
c/o Community Futures Manitoba
559-167 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0V3
Tel: 204-975-0747
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4. Questions? 

Contact Katie Daman, CRED Project Coordinator:

Phone: 204-975-0747
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5. Approved Projects

Click here for a list of approved CRED projects.