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

All Applicants >> Download CRED Project Application Guidelines (PDF)

Additional reading for For-Profits >> Download CRED For-Profit Guidelines (PDF)

2. Download a Short Application or Long Application

All Applicants >> Download Short Application (Microsoft Word)

Long-term Projects >> Download Long Application (Microsoft Word)

Note: We are no longer accepting long-term projects. All projects must be completed by September 30, 2021.

3. Complete and Submit

Next CRED Intake Deadline: June 18, 2021 9 AM

4. Questions? 

It is recommended that you contact Katie Daman, CRED Project Coordinator, before submitting your application. 

Phone: 204-975-0747
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

5. Approved Projects

Click here (PDF) to download the list of approved CRED projects through our regular funding stream (updated March 2021). This funding stream will have one more intake period, with applications due June 18, 2021 at 9 AM. All projects must be completed by September 30, 2021. 

Click here for a list of approved CRED projects through our subsidy funding stream. This was a short-term funding stream developed due to the rail line shut down, and is now closed for applications.