Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba: Pandemic Support Grant

Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba

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Deadline: Jan 1, 2022 3:00pm PST

Grant amount: Up to C $2,000

Fields of work: Music Disaster Relief / Humanitarian Aid

Applicant type: Organizations, Individuals

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Conference

Membership: Applicants must be a member of this organization to apply. Become a member.

Location of project: Canada

Location of residency: Canada

Location of citizenship: Canada


NOTE: A consultation with the FCMM Executive Director prior to preparing an application is strongly recommended. The continuation of the availability of the grant will depend on the ability of choirs to fully reconvene. Lastly, the deadline date represents the current costs you have now , therefore, it's not exclusively for projects taking place after the deadline.

What is the Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba?

Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba (FCMM) exists for one important purpose: to assist choirs throughout the province in their special projects. Choirs have received assistance to bring in experienced professionals for workshops and performances and for commissioning new works. Individuals have received assistance in their pursuit to become more qualified choral educators and directors. New initiatives have been successfully staged; and special choral events have breathed new life into our choirs all over.

Half of the million-dollar gift is in the care of The Winnipeg Foundation, and the other half is invested. The proceeds from these two sources (currently at the rate of about five percent) produce the revenue for FCMM to provide grants to the choral community in Manitoba.

Contributions to expand the resources of the FCMM would increase its effectiveness in assisting more of the nearly 1000 choirs in the Province of Manitoba. Individuals, groups and corporations are invited to seriously consider making further contributions to expand the possibilities for choirs to realize their program dreams.


  • to encourage and promote choral events and activities for choristers of all ages.
  • to provide opportunities for professional development of conductors.
  • to foster choral music education at all levels of study.
  • to provide incentives for research and study of choral literature and performance practices.
  • to encourage the creation of new choral works.
  • to promote new initiatives in the choral arts.
  • to provide opportunities for training in choral arts administration.
  • to advance the improvement of choral performance facilities.
  • to seek further donors to the Foundation.

Pandemic Support Grant

The Foundation for Choral Music in Manitoba recognizes that the choral community has been deeply affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are pleased to announce a new grant, developed specifically to offer support related to these issues.

Examples of projects include but are not limited to:

  • Purchasing of PPE
  • Creation of learning tracks to support virtual rehearsals
  • Cost of video conferencing subscription; other technical requirements
  • Costs related to starting up after a hiatus (marketing, recruitment, retention, etc)
  • Honoraria

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligibility:
    • Individuals, unorganized groups, and/or organizations.
      • Individuals, unorganized groups and/or organizations that do not have a registered charitable number with Canada Revenue Agency must make their grant application with the support of an organization with a registered charitable number.
        • Additional documentation required is available from the FCMM Program Administrator prior to preparing the application.
    • Must be a Canadian citizen, or satisfy the requirements for Canadian resident.
    • Applicants are required to be members of the Manitoba Choral Association.
  • Your organization had or will have, some or all of:
    • A reduction in registration or participation
    • A reduction in revenue (decreased donations, grant revenue, ticket revenue, etc)
    • Increased rental costs, technology expenses
    • An increase in marketing, recruiting, and retention costs
    • A strain on operating and staffing costs

You must be a member of this organization to apply for this award - become a member.

This page was last reviewed November 23, 2021 and last updated November 23, 2021