Workplace Child Care Start-Up Grant

Application Form

Program Description

The purpose of the Workplace Child Care Start-Up Grant (WCSG) is to support workplaces in developing new, on-site child care services for children of their employees through a one-time start-up grant. Ongoing operating expenses would be offset by employer contributions and/or parent fees.

WCSG 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 a WCSG application form. Eligible applicants opening child care or child-minding services will receive a one-time grant of $5K per full-time equivalent space as per the capacity indicated in their business plan, subject to the availability of government funding.

To be eligible, you must submit a draft business plan outline, which at a minimum should include the items listed under the Declarations Section below.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicant(s) must operate a registered business or not-for-profit located and legally operating in Manitoba
  • Applicant(s) may also be eligible for the Child Care Centre Development Tax Credit
  • Employers with existing child care programs are not eligible
  • A successful business plan that will provide a new child care service

Applicant Information

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

Business Plan

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Service Delivery

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Disclosure and Authorization


Manitoba acknowledges that personal information respecting organizations and individuals will be collected, used, disclosed and protected by Manitoba and its officers and employees in accordance with the provisions of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) and The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) in the course of carrying out its obligation under the act.

The Public Body will take all reasonable steps to protect the privacy of individuals/organization and the protection of personal information from risks such as unauthorized collection, use or disclosure and will comply with the requirements under the act/s.

If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of personal information, contact Sharon Field, Access and Privacy Coordinator, Manitoba Families, at 204‐945‐2013.

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 to advise of any changes; and
  • information that is false or misleading in this application may result in disqualification and 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 WCSG initiatives.

I give my consent to Manitoba Families providing information from this application to other government departments and agencies as may be necessary for WCSG 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.