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News Release - Manitoba

August 2, 2018

PROVINCE TRANSFERS YOUTH RECREATION GRANT TO CITY OF WINNIPEG



The Manitoba government has renewed the annual $500,000 Enhanced Youth Recreation Programs grant to the City of Winnipeg for 2018-19, but will transfer the funds administratively to its unconditional Municipal Operating Grant Basket, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton announced today.

“This is part of our new basket funding model for Winnipeg and other municipalities that streamlines the delivery of grants administered by our government,” said Wharton.  “It reduces red tape, increases fair say and provides the City of Winnipeg with the flexibility to allocate funding to address its service delivery needs and emerging priorities.”

The transfer of funds increases the City of Winnipeg’s unconditional Municipal Operating Grant to $116 million in 2018-19.  Since 2008-09, the provincial government has provided annual funding of $500,000 through a conditional Enhanced Youth Recreation Programs Grant to support specific recreation activities in Winnipeg.

Wharton noted the province is delivering on its commitment to reduce red tape and better support municipalities and community-based non-profit organizations.

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