Province Announces $1 Million for Green Projects Through Conservation and Climate Fund


The Manitoba government is awarding $1 million in grants from the Conservation and Climate Fund to nine organizations for green projects throughout the province.

Manitoba launched the Conservation and Climate Fund last year with a commitment to ongoing support for environmental projects. Grants have been awarded this year to the following organizations through a results-oriented intake process:

  • Strategic Systems Engineering Inc. – $150,000 for a circular economy project which provides phosphorus and bio-char production from local harvested biomass feedstock;
  • Red River Basin Commission – $150,000 for a Netley Marsh renewal pilot on the restoration of vegetation shelves;
  • Gardewine Group – $150,000 for a heavy-duty electric truck, electrical infrastructure and operational testing;
  • Green Action Centre – $35,000 for an advanced compost pilot involving provincial government buildings;
  • Carbon Block – approximately $122,000 to research fertilizer application practices that would reduce nutrient loading in Manitoba’s waterways and achieve greenhouse-gas emissions reductions;
  • Office of Sustainability, University of Manitoba – $69,000 to support the electrification of fleet vehicles and encourage staff and students to use plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles;
  • Tecmerra Methane Solutions Ltd. – $150,000 for cleantech development involving a methane to methanol technology;
  • Winnipeg Trails Association Inc. – approximately $59,000 to support Winter Peg 2022, which will create winter activity in parks and community green spaces throughout Winnipeg; and
  • Association des municipalités bilingues du Manitoba (AMBM), approximately $114,000 to support education about the transition to zero-emission vehicles by municipalities.
  • Funded projects support the ongoing commitment to green investments that align with the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Applications were assessed and ranked on established criteria and projected outcomes to ensure a strong performance-based approach. The application criteria is drawn from the pillars and keystones of the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.

For information on the Conservation and Climate Fund, visit Manitoba GO (Manitoba Grants Online) at