Enhanced Home-Based Child Care Start-Up Grant

Application Form

Program Description

The purpose of the Enhanced Home-Based Child Care Start-Up Grant (HCSG) is to support entrepreneurs in developing a new child care program in their homes. This program is open to recipients of the previously administered Temporary Child Care Services Grant who are interested in continuing to develop their home-based child care business, as well as new providers interested in setting up a home-based child care business.

SCSG funding may be used to help offset the wages of staff directly involved in the operation and/or administration of child care services, to purchase equipment required for those services, or to support renovations required to ensure dedicated spaces meet regulatory and/or licensing requirements. Marketing and promotional activities are not eligible.

The amount of grant funding received depends on the business plan submitted with the HCSG application form. Eligible applicants developing new child care services will receive a one-time grant of $5K per full-time-equivalent child care space as per their business plan to a maximum of $50K, subject to the availability of government funding.

The recipients of the Temporary Child Care Services Grant who would have received up to $3K, are eligible to receive a top-up of up to $47K, subject to submitting a business plan demonstrating how the funding would be used to enhance their existing home-based child care business model.

Eligibility Criteria

  • New providers interested in setting up a home-based child care business
  • Recipients of the previously administered Temporary Child Care Services Grant who wish to continue to develop their home-based child care business
  • A successful business plan that will provide new child care services out of a home-based business

Applicant Information

Mailing Address
Physical Address
Is your physical address same as the above mailing address?

Business Plan

Please attach a business plan in .jpg/.jpeg format below. If you need to submit your business plan in a different format, please email it to CCGF@gov.mb.ca


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Disclosure and Authorization


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Declaration and Consent

I declare that the information given on this application and any documents attached is correct and complete and fully discloses the project activities. I understand that:

  • I must immediately notify Manitoba Families in writing of any changes to the information in this application including updating funding sources, as appropriate by emailing CCGF@gov.mb.ca. to advise of any changes; and
  • Information that is false or misleading in this application may result in disqualification and/or may lead to Manitoba Families reclaiming these funds.

Consent to Indirect Collection and Disclosure of Personal Information

I understand that Manitoba Families may need to obtain additional information about my organization, including financial circumstances, income, assets, resources and credit history for the following purposes:

  • to determine and verify eligibility for financial support;
  • for research, planning and reporting purposes; and
  • to administer and evaluate HCSG initiatives.

I also consent to Manitoba Families providing information from this application to other government departments and agencies as may be necessary for HCSG program administration, evaluation and verification purposes.

I give my consent for Manitoba Families to provide Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce with my name, phone number, address, email address, and community of residence for the purposes of providing the grant recipient with business mentoring information, tools, support and updates, and to issue the grant funding.