Province provides funding for 51 heritage sites across Manitoba

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: August 9, 2022 08:57

Money will help repair two buildings at Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin

Image - Photo courtesy of Randy Shand

The Manitoba government has awarded $627,070 in Heritage Resources Conservation Grant funding to support 51 projects that will preserve and enhance heritage sites across Manitoba, Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Andrew Smith announced Monday, August 8th.

"Our government is committed to preserving Manitoba's rich historical legacy for future generations," said Smith. "This investment supports the conservation of heritage buildings, which are powerful, tangible connections to our province's past with significant educational and cultural value that must be maintained." 

The Heritage Resources Conservation Grant provides funding to support projects that demonstrate a commitment to the conservation and long-term sustainability of legally protected heritage sites. 

Owners or long-term lessees of heritage sites as well as municipal governments, professional associations or non-profit organizations that manage heritage sites can apply for funding for eligible projects related to research, conservation planning, capital projects, endowments and long-term maintenance or education and training. 

Applications are assessed based on the following: 
- importance of the project to the overall heritage conservation goals; 
- quality of the proposed work; 
- ability of the applicant to complete the project; 
- financial need of the applicant; and 
- community benefit of the project. 

The minister noted all applications received were approved for funding. 

For more information on the Heritage Resources Conservation Grant, visit: www.gov.mb.ca/chc/grants/heritage_hrcg.html  

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