Accessibility Tools

The province has announced it is now accepting applications for the 2024-25 Manitoba Accessibility Fund.

It will offer grants up to 50 thousand dollars to projects that improve accessibility and remove barriers for Manitobans living with disabilities. 

Eligible organizations must have been in operation for one year prior to applying and can include registered charities, universities, colleges and school divisions, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and local authorities such as planning districts and northern affairs community councils. 

Applications must fulfill one of three objectives, which include raising awareness about the prevention and removal of barriers, developing tools and training to support legislated standards compliance, and removing barriers to information and communications.

February 16th is the application deadline for the Manitoba Accessibility Fund, which is managed by The Winnipeg Foundation and was launched in 2021 with an initial $ 20 million investment.

Since 2021, the program has supported increased compliance with the Accessibility for Manitobans Act through $1.6 million worth of funding for 72 projects across the province.