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Community Grant

Positive change starts here.

For the fifth consecutive year, Relish New Brand Experience Inc. has committed to allocating a minimum of $20,000 in pro bono services for one or more organizations that are dedicated to making an impact.

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Relish’s Community Grant offers an incredible opportunity to rejuvenate and transform your organization.

This grant is tailored to support organizations driven by a sense of purpose in improving their branding and communication efforts, expanding their outreach, securing funding, and championing their causes.

Grant recipients embark on a year-long collaboration with Relish, which may encompass a range of integrated services such as marketing strategy development, copywriting, brand enhancement, prototyping, website, software and app development, video production, collateral creation, and environmental design.

What change can we make together?



Applications Open

August 15, 2024

2022 Grant Recipient

In 2022, we awarded our grant to Thrive Community Support Circle, a diverse nonprofit dedicated to inclusive services, empowerment, and community growth. They offer one-on-one counselling, group programs, and operate a Thrift Shop benefiting over 20,000 families near Winnipeg’s downtown core.

“I would like to express my thankfulness to the Relish team. The way you embraced this project was outstanding and the feedback only proves this very point. Your understanding, your dedication and collaboration is truly appreciated and respected. From all our hearts to yours.”

Cynthia Moon, EA
Thrive Community Support Circle

2021 Grant Recipient

Our 2021 grant recipient was Heartwood Healing Centre (formally The Laurel Centre). This non-profit agency provides long term trauma therapy – free of charge – to adults who have experienced sexual abuse in childhood or adolescence. In 2010, with the merging of The Laurel Centre and Men’s Resource Centre, the organization was due for a brand review.

“Relish’s Community Grant we received from Relish was truly a game changer for us. In 2020, as part of our 3-year strategic plan, we identified the need to increase our profile and presence in the community. A big part of this was recognizing the need to refresh our brand to better reflect our future. Thanks to their amazing team, we have a new name and a refreshed brand that tells a meaningful story of who we are. Change is hard but their dedication, support, guidance, and patience gave us the confidence we needed to navigate this process. A huge THANK YOU to Relish for your creativity, hard work and guidance.”

Heather Leeman, E.D.
Heartwood Healing Centre

2020 Grant Recipient

The recipient for our 2020 Community Grant was Toba Centre for Children & Youth (formally Snowflake Place). Toba Centre is Manitoba’s only Children’s Advocacy Centre that offers a central community model for victims of child abuse. They are designed to facilitate multi-system collaboration and foster best practices in child abuse investigations to ensure that victims receive sensitive and immediate support in a setting that puts their needs first.

“Thank you, Relish! At Snowflake Place we are so grateful for having been the recipient of Relish’s Community Grant! It was a game-changer. Not only is the team at Relish extraordinarily talented, they really took the time to learn about our work, and they care. They have gone above and beyond, and their work has helped us lay the foundation for a whole new beginning.”

Christy Dzikowicz, E.D.
Toba Centre for Children & Youth

Who Can Apply

Manitoba or Alberta-based (owned/operating):

  • Non-profit organizations and registered charities
  • Co-operatives and social enterprises
  • First Nations communities
  • Organizations that operate in Manitoba or Alberta

We Do Not
Provide Grants To

  • Individuals or private businesses
  • Ongoing programs
  • Political parties and affiliated activities
  • Religious activities
  • Organizations working outside of Manitoba and Alberta
  • Competitive sports organizations
  • Current or former clients of Relish

Additional
Criteria

  • The organization must be within 250 km of Winnipeg, Calgary or Edmonton, or be willing to pay for travel and accommodation of two team members at key points throughout the year
  • Must have a demonstrated need
  • Can demonstrate long-term sustainability
  • Be able to illustrate outreach and impact
  • Have resources to pay for hard costs that may be required
  • Have missions and values consistent with ours here at Relish

Material Costs

Relish will provide design and development services (e.g. marketing and communications strategies, copywriting, visual identity development, prototyping, websites, software or app development, video editing or production, collateral such as brochures, posters and pamphlets, presentation decks and environmental design.

The selected organization(s) will be responsible for any and all hard costs associated with materials and production (e.g. printing, paper, production costs, web hosting, shipping, etc.).

TIMELINE

Applications

AUGUST 15 TO DECEMBER 7, 2024

If you meet the service grant criteria, proceed to the top of the page to apply. All applications will remain confidential.

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Review

DECEMBER 16 TO JANUARY 2, 2025

Applications will be reviewed by our panel. Finalists will be notified for an in-person interview in early January 2024.


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Interviews & Selection

JANUARY 2-5, 2025

Applicants will be interviewed to determine the best fit for Relish’s Community Grant.

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Award

JANUARY 10, 2025

The chosen organization(s) will be contacted once the decision is made.


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Kick-Off

JANUARY 17, 2025

The selected organization(s) will be invited to meet the Relish team and solidify a strategy for the upcoming year – developing a game-plan that works for everyone.

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Grant Year

START JANUARY 22, 2025

Who we are.

Relish is a result-driven, employee-owned agency based in Winnipeg and Calgary. We were founded as one-person studio in 1998 on the principles of creativity, innovation and impact. Two decades later, we have evolved into a firm of over 20 thinkers, creatives, makers, developers, educators and entrepreneurs.

We provide our clients with strategic, creative and immersive brand experiences through virtually any platform.

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Why are we doing this?

Relish has had a longstanding desire to give back to our local community. It’s what led us to become a B Corporation and is the driving force behind everything we do.

The idea for Relish’s service grants were born out of this mind frame of giving back in hopes that we could contribute in a more meaningful way. It is our hope to build relationships and create opportunities, both internally and externally.

Applications Open

August 15, 2024



Relish New Brand Experience Inc. reserves the right to disperse the service grant in whole or part, as it deems beneficial. Should no applications meet the criteria, the award will be reserved and reissued for applications at a later date.

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