We support hundreds of charitable, non-profit and community groups – contributing millions of dollars and thousands of employee volunteer hours to Manitoba through festival and event sponsorships and donations.
Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries enriches the lives of Manitobans through the return of revenue to the provincial government, as well as through direct support to communities, local charities and non-profit organizations. So, whether you kick up your heels at a community festival, get inspired by the performing arts, or volunteer for a charitable cause that’s close to your heart, you’re likely to experience this support. In fact, Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries sponsors hundreds of community festivals, arts and cultural events and charitable fundraising initiatives throughout the province every year.
We consider sponsorship requests for events that align with our core business interests and promote quality of life in Manitoba through support of the arts, culture, community, health, social causes, sport, sustainability, diversity and inclusion. Funding is provided under the following program areas:
We consider donation requests for charitable and non-profit organizations under the following program areas:
We encourage volunteerism and community fundraising, and create opportunities for our employees to help out in the organizations and neighbourhoods they care about. Every day, Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries employees volunteer, make payroll donations through our Charitable Giving Campaign, or are involved with the Employee Charity of Choice program, all of which make Manitoba a better place to live.
To save you time, please check your organization’s eligibility before applying to a program. The following applies to all of our programs. We'll contact you about 30 days after we receive your application.
To be considered, the applying organization must meet the following criteria:
In addition, the event must:
Sponsorship requests will also be evaluated for promotional and strategic fit. The event should meet one or more of the following criteria:
Financial support is a maximum contribution of $2,000 using the formula of $20 per volunteer. For example, a festival with 75 volunteers would receive $1,500 (75 x $20). Branded shirts are also provided for volunteers to wear during the event—please see the Festival Program Additional Questions form. As part of our support, we seek the exclusive title sponsorship of “Volunteer Sponsor.”
How to apply:
For information regarding placement of coin boxes in Liquor Mart stores outside of Winnipeg, please contact us at 204-957-2500 extension 2411.
By The Numbers:
$3.2 million in sponsorships provided to 275 charitable, non-profit and community organizations in 2017/18.
8,063 hours volunteered by our employees at our sponsored events and independently in their communities in 2017/18.
350+ organizations benefit from our community investment programs each year.