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October 2, 2020

MANITOBA ANNOUNCES HERITAGE GRANT PROGRAM FUNDING



The province has approved more than $130,000 that will be shared by groups, institutions and communities under the Heritage Grant Program, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox announced today.
 
“These grants provide funding support so organizations and communities can carry out projects that might not be possible from their general budgets,” Cox said. “This funding helps them take on special projects that will further improve the service they provide all Manitobans.”
 
The Heritage Grant Program has two intakes, January and June. The second wave of projects for this fiscal year have been approved across the province, with a wide variety of ideas proposed from museums and communities. Funding has been awarded to the various regions as follows:
Winnipeg – $54,293;
Central – $25,273;
Eastman – $18,800;
Interlake – $12,750;
Norman – $8,000; and
Westman – $11,000.
 
Not-for-profit community organizations can apply for up to 50 per cent of their projects total expenses. Funding ranges from around $1,000 to more than $10,000, depending on the size and scope of the heritage projects, which include interpretive signs, murals, bilingual exhibits, book research and writing, and digitization of photograph or sound recordings.
 
For more information on the Heritage Grants Program, visit www.gov.mb.ca/chc/grants/hgp.html.
 
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ATTACHED
 



Backgrounder
Background Information - https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2020/10/BG-Heritage_Grants_Fall_Projects-SCH.pdf