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: The Long Application may be required for Medium-Term (1 to 2 years) and Long-Term (2 to 5 years) Projects. Please consult the CRED Project Coordinator before proceeding with a long application form.

3. Complete and Submit

Please scan and email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Need to use snail mail? Please ensure your application is readable and send to:  

Churchill Region Economic Development Fund
Attn: Katie Daman, CRED Project Coordinator 
559-167 Lombard Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3B 0V3

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 for a list of approved CRED projects through our regular funding stream. This funding stream remains open for applications. All projects must be completed by March 31, 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.