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June 8, 2022

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT OPENS SECOND INTAKE FOR MILITARY MEMORIAL CONSERVATION GRANT



The Manitoba government is opening a second intake for the Military Memorial Conservation Grant (MMCG) program to help fund additional projects that will conserve Manitoba’s military memorials, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Andrew Smith announced today.

“Our government recognizes the profound contributions and sacrifices made by veterans and current members of the Canadian Armed Forces,” said Smith. “The military memorials throughout our province are cherished heritage infrastructure that commemorates the bravery and sacrifice of Manitobans. Our government is proud to support projects that protect and restore these historically important monuments.”

The MMCG, established in 2019 with a $2 million investment from the government, provides grants for conservation work on existing military memorials with the goal of extending their physical life and commemorative function while raising their profile as sites of reflection and remembrance, the minister noted.

“Military memorials are enduring tributes to Manitobans who fought for our country, our freedoms and our values,” said Len Isleifson, special envoy for military affairs. “We are committed to preserving these memorials so future generations will have a tangible connection to Manitoba’s rich military history.”

Any individual, organization or business including local governments interested in preserving a military memorial may apply for funding, with the exception of the federal government or any provincial government or organization reporting directly to a federal or provincial government. A long-term commitment must be made to preserving the memorial. If the applicant is not the memorial’s owner, this commitment must be made and authorization to carry out the proposed work given by the owner or municipality as appropriate.

The application deadline for this intake is July 11.

To learn more about the Military Memorial Conservation Grant and to access the application form, visit www.gov.mb.ca/chc/grants/heritage_mmcf.html.

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