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Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program

The Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program was established to support community-level activities that strengthen local crime prevention and community safety efforts, that promote the exchange of information between community residents and that help build closer relationships between communities and the Winnipeg Police Service.

Program applications may be approved to a maximum of $5,000 per application. Multiple applications for similar activities by the same applicant and serving the same community will not qualify.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Program applicants must be a not-for-profit community entity, group or association
  • Funded activities must take place in the City of Winnipeg
  • Funded activities must be aimed at:
    • Reducing preventable crime
    • Increasing communication and knowledge amongst community members
    • Encouraging reporting of criminal or suspicious activity
    • Improving levels of personal and neighbourhood security
    • Helping to reduce the fear of crime
  • Preference will be given to applications that focus on preventing illicit drug activity

Funding for approved activities must be expended by October 31, 2022.

Reporting Requirements

All successful Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program applicants will be expected to report back to the City of Winnipeg within 30 days of the funding being expended with the following information:

  • A statement outlining the use of Program monies including activities and operations conducted as well as an approximate number of Winnipeg citizens served by the activity;
  • Any observable positive outcomes that reflect successful implementation of the funded activity;
  • Any lessons learned by the organization in developing and implementing the funded activity;
  • The organization’s future intentions as they relate to repeating or expanding upon (if applicable) the funded activity.

Application Submission and Deadline

Please return the completed Application Form on or prior to August 20, 2021, to:

  • Email:
  • Mail:
    Community Safety and Crime Prevention Program
    Community Services Department
    2nd Floor, 395 Main St.
    Winnipeg, MB R3B 3N8

Please note:

Only applicants who have been approved for funding will be notified in writing. Any approved funds may be subject to the applicant and the City entering into an agreement setting out the terms and conditions of such funding.

2021 program recipients

Past program recipients

Last update: October 15, 2021

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