Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: With the COVID 19 situation will there be any changes to the timelines or programs rolling out?
A: October 6th 2020: the current COVID19 situation is not expected to affect program timelines.
Q: Can I submit more than one project application per year?
A: Yes, you may submit as many applications as you like, however no lead applicant organization, applying for Conservation Trust funding will be awarded more than $500,000 per funding cycle. Organization are not restricted from partnering multiple times in the same funding cycle as their own application.
Q: What does the Trust do?
A: The Trust funds on-the-ground conservation projects across Manitoba’s working landscapes that provide Ecological Goods and Services (EG&S) in five Conservation Trust Categories. See the Criteria at a glance and Conservation Trust Guidelines for additional information. Generally the Trust aims to provide one-third of the total project costs with matching funds that meet or exceed a 2:1 ratio (excluding Incentive Payments to Landowners).
Q: Is my organization eligible to apply for a grant?
A: Begin by reading The Conservation Trust Guidelines. In addition, have a look at the Criteria At A Glance Document(Fr). Once you have read these the Eligibility Quiz may assist you in determining your eligibility.
Q: I just heard about the Trust recently and missed the deadline. Does the Trust accept late applications?
A: Sorry, late applications are not accepted. You need to submit your application by midnight CST on the deadline date or you will have to submit a new application for the next deadline date next year.
Q: Why do you encourage partnerships? What are "active effective partnerships"?
A: Active effective partnerships are where two or more organizations submit an application to achieve a common goal where there is mutual benefit, shared decision-making and accountability to each partner. Ideally all partners are involved in both the planning and implementation of the project.
Q: Why does the Trust fund projects only in Working Landscapes and Municipal Manitoba?
A: Working Landscapes are areas where people and significant economic activities co-exist with natural lands and water. Working Landscapes in Municipal Manitoba are a priority because they may have a higher immediate risk of loss than areas without significant economic activity. Working Landscapes have generally experienced significant loss of natural areas already and the future risk of loss remains significant.