Subsidy Opportunities

No child should be left on the sidelines. Mini U provides support to families in order to reduce financial barriers preventing children from taking part in our programs. We offer three unique subsidy options (detailed information and application forms can be found by clicking the links below).

Low-Income – Available for children who do not have the financial means through parents, guardians or agencies.

Indigenous Engagement – Available for children and youth of indigenous cultural backgrounds.

Special Needs – Available for children with developmental and physical disabilities.

The ‘Mini’ Print

Applications are assessed on a first-come, first-served basis. Opportunities are available while funds remain. Eligible children have the opportunity to access these financial supports for up to 2 Mini U Programs (does not include aquatic, lunch or bus programs) per calendar year and are obligated to pay a portion of registrations fees *amounts vary based on subsidy option and selected program. Applications are received in-person, by mail or fax (online registration is not available). We do not hold spots in programs during the period in which your application is being reviewed. Once all required documents are provided, our staff will inform you (within 10 days) of whether or not you qualify for subsidy.

Fax: 204-474-7503
Mail to 154 Active Living Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Drop off in person at the Active Living Centre, Max Bell Centre or Joe Doupe Centre (Bannatyne Campus).

Did you know? Our programs make over $35,000 available to families and agencies each year.

LOW INCOME SUBSIDY
This subsidy fund allows children who do not have the financial means through parents, guardians or agencies, an opportunity to attend Mini U Programs. Applications for this subsidy are assessed by total household income, size of family (number of children) & number of years funds have been accessed. All applicants are required to pay a minimum of 25 per cent of the total registration costs. In order to ensure this opportunity is available for new customers, the parent paid portion of returning participants who have previously received these subsidy funds, will increase by 10 per cent each year they make a request.

Thank you to the Barkwell family! A portion of this fund is provided by the late Edward James (Ted) Barkwell, whose lifelong passion for ssport lives on. The Ted Barkwell Memorial Fund allows underprivileged children to meet new friend and learn new skills in a university setting.

How to Apply:
1 Complete One Low Income Subsidy Form per Family
· Up to 2 children on one application; for additional children, please have parent/guardian attach a blank sheet with names & top 2 camp preferences/sessions)
2 Complete One Mini U Programs Registration Form per child.
3 Provide a Minimum of 25 per cent of the Total Registration Costs
· Before registering your child, our staff will contact you to share the amount of funds you have been approved and remaining payment required.
4 Attached Supporting Documents

  • A photocopy of previous year’s income tax return
    • If self employed, please provide your most recent income tax return
    • If there is a change in your financial situation, please include two current pay stubs from all employers.
    • New immigrants to Canada without Canadian tax history may provide, proof of immigration application (as a refugee, an independent, or family sponsored) and the financial evidence required with this application.

  • A photocopy of your family Manitoba Health card

Questions regarding this subsidy option can be directed to Drew Sheffield, Leadership & Community Program Coordinator, via email drew.sheffield@umanitoba.ca.

INDIGNEOUS ENGAGEMENT SUBSIDY
This subsidy is available for children and youth of indigenous cultural backgrounds. Applications for this subsidy are processed to those who are Indigenous (Status, Non-Status, Métis, Inuit). All applicants are required to pay 25 per cent of the total registration costs.

How to Apply:


1 Complete One Indigenous Engagement Subsidy Form per Family
2 Complete One Mini U Programs Registration Form per child.
3 Provide 25 per cent of the Total Registration Costs


Questions regarding this subsidy option can be directed to Drew Sheffield, Leadership & Community Program Coordinator, via email drew.sheffield@umanitoba.ca.

SPECIAL NEEDS SUBSIDY

Please note: All funds designated to the Special Needs program subsidy have been allocated for summer 2017.


This subsidy is available for children with developmental and physical disabilities. Applications for this subsidy are processed for those who have a medical diagnosis confirming one or more of the following conditions: intellectual disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, lifelong physical disability, high probability of developmental delay due to a pre-existing condition. All applicants are required to pay 25 per cent of the total registration costs.


Questions regarding this subsidy option can be directed to Ashley Gagnon, Aquatics Program Coordinator, via email ashley.gagnon@umanitoba.ca.


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