Community and Innovations Grant Program

TSM has awarded over $450,000.00 to 66 community demonstration grants projects from 2010 – 2015.

List of TSM Community Demonstration Grants (2010 – 2017) (PDF)

The Tire Stewardship Manitoba (TSM) Community Demonstration and Innovations Grant Program provides funding for the use of recycled tire products made from Manitoba tires in projects delivered by local governments, post-secondary and research institutions, community and youth groups, Aboriginal organizations, and First Nation communities. Subject to funding availability matching grants up to project levels of $5,000, $10,000 or $20,000 are provided to communities and non-profit organizations to use and benefit from a wide range of recycled tire products.

Project Funding Levels

  • Up to $20,000 for Geotechnical, Road Construction, Landfill Systems, Rubber Asphalt Paving, Applied Research Projects
  • Up to $ 10,000 for Sports Field Infill Material, Playground Surface Material, Rubber Paving Material, Landscape Mulch
  • Up to $5,000 for Rubber Flooring Surface Mats

TSM Community and Innovations Grant Application (PDF)

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants

Municipal corporations, local governments, including Northern Affairs and First Nation communities, non-profit organizations, educational and research institutions, youth groups and community associations are eligible to submit project proposals. Individuals, or groups excluded from the above list, may submit a joint application with an eligible applicant.

Eligible Projects

To be eligible for funding, project proposals must:

  • Demonstrate a variety of recycled tire products that benefit, and are accessible to, the public.
  • Provide a clear site plan, include sign location to promote the project and recognize TSM sponsorship.
  • Be environmentally and ecologically sound.
  • Adhere to a realistic budget and timeframe with a distinct start and finish.
  • Conduct project activities in Manitoba.

Funding Guidelines

  1. Applicants are encouraged to form partnerships, obtain cash contributions/in-kind support from other sources.
  2. Proposals will be reviewed for eligibility and assessed on technical merit. The Tire Stewardship Manitoba Board of Directors will have final approval authority on project funding.
  3. All applicants will be notified of decisions in writing. Successful Grant Recipients are required to sign a TSM Community Demonstration and Innovations Grant Funding Agreement prior to awarding grant funding.


  1. Matching grant to project funding level maximum including installation and freight costs.
  2. Products made in Manitoba from Manitoba scrap tires with a written warranty from the manufacturer. Include product warranty with the product quote when submitting the application.
  3. The installation of the recycled tire product and site preparation must be done by professionals; volunteer labour will not be accepted. The warranty for installation must be included with the installation quote when submitting the application.
  4. Any project material purchased or work done prior to recipient receiving TSM project approval will not be eligible.
  5. All permits and contracts of development are the responsibility of the applicant.
  6. Approved applicants agree to provide access to Tire Stewardship Manitoba and its representatives to all financial records or other documentation related to the project.
  7. The general public must have access to the completed project or research results.
  8. Incomplete/illegible applications will not be accepted.

Submission Deadlines

Grant applications will be accepted on an open basis throughout the year. Applicants will be notified in writing of decisions made about their proposals.

How to Apply?

Please use the application form provided. All fields must be completed. Please provide any additional information that you feel would be helpful in evaluating your project. Electronic submissions are encouraged, but if mailing your project proposal, please save paper and copy on both sides. We also appreciate receiving proposals that are unbound (no staples, coils, etc.). You will receive an acknowledgement that we’ve received your submission by letter or e-mail. If you do not receive a receipt of submission, please follow up by contacting us at:

Tire Stewardship Manitoba
1791 Dublin Avenue, Unit B
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada  R3H 1A9
Tel: 204-661-3242 • Toll Free: 866-724-5002
Fax: 204-668-9704

TSM Community and Innovations Grant Application (PDF)

Community Demonstration Grant Project Examples (Pictures) – Oct. 30, 2017 (PPT)