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May 9, 2022

PROVINCE ANNOUNCES $194,000 INVESTMENT TO SUPPORT 38 HERITAGE PROJECTS



The Manitoba government is investing more than $194,000 through the Heritage Grant Program to support 38 projects throughout the province, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Andrew Smith announced today.

“Our government is proud to support effective, sustainable projects that identify, protect and interpret the province's human and natural heritage,” said Smith. “This funding allows community groups and not-for-profit organizations to complete these important initiatives, which honour and preserve Manitoba's history for future generations.”

The minister noted all 38 applications submitted to the January 2022 intake are receiving grants. The funding will support museum collection and exhibit projects, archives work, historical research, archeological investigations, website development, films, education initiatives, commemorations and interpretive projects. Of the five projects related to Indigenous history, three focus on reconciliation.

Funding has been awarded to the various regions as follows:

·       Winnipeg – $124,715;

·       Central – $6,000;

·       Eastman – $16,103;

·       Interlake – $7,085;

·       Norman – $17,000;

·       Parkland – $3,200; and

·       Westman – $20,047.

The next intake for the Heritage Grant Program closes on June 1. Not-for-profit community organizations can apply for up to 50 per cent of their project’s total expenses. Grants in this intake range from $500 to more than $10,000, depending on the size and scope of the heritage project. Program categories include collections management, conservation, exhibitions, programs, interpretive signs, research and special initiatives.

For more information on the Heritage Grants Program, visit www.gov.mb.ca/chc/grants/hgp.html.

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ATTACHED




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BG-Heritage_Grant_Program-SCH.pdf - https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2022/05/BG-Heritage_Grant_Program-SCH.pdf