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January 15, 2024

Manitoba Government Invests in Heritage Initiatives

The Manitoba government is continuing to make investments in communities across the province, with more than $1.6 million in funding available for heritage sector initiatives, Sport, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Minister Glen Simard announced today.

“Manitobans know that we should be proud to celebrate our past through heritage initiatives, while our government continues to make investments for a brighter future,” said Simard. “By building and recognizing our past, we are able to chart a path for continued growth in our province and make life better for all Manitobans. I’m excited that our government is taking steps to ensure a bright future for our heritage initiatives that tell the stories of this province.”

These applications will provide community groups and initiatives with the funds required to continue to preserve and promote the unique heritage sector in and across the province, noted the minister.

There are several heritage grants available in 2024 including:

  • $240,000 available for Community Museum Project Support Program with an application deadline of Feb. 4;
  • $868,000 available for the Heritage Resources Conservation Grant with a deadline extended to March 1;
  • $395,300 available in total for the Heritage Grants Program with a first intake deadline of Jan. 31 and second intake deadline of June 1; and
  • $163,000 available for the Military Memorials Conservation Grant with a deadline of Feb. 15.

“I’m thrilled to work with Minister Simard and the entire team at Sport, Culture, Heritage and Tourism on initiatives such as these, which honour our brave service men and women,” said David Pankratz, special envoy for military affairs. “Programs like these align with our government’s commitment to support all Manitobans.”

The Military Memorials Conservation Grant is available to any individual, organization or business including local governments who can commit to the long-term preservation of a memorial and who have appropriate authorizations from the memorial’s owner or community to carry out the work.

“Our government is proud to continue to support the outstanding work of various heritage organizations across our province,” said Simard. “I want to thank all of the current and future applicants who have done such an incredible job telling and sharing the story of our province for generations to come.”

For details about the heritage program grants listed above and more information, visit:

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