Heritage Program Grants

Community Festivals and Events Program

The Community Festivals and Events program provides rural and northern communities with operating grants towards organizing a festival that takes place over a minimum of two days. These festivals must be recognized as the community’s signature annual event and promote the understanding, awareness and appreciation of their heritage, culture and identity. The program supports events that encourage youth participation and leadership; reflect, celebrate, and profile the unique character of the community; foster a sense of identity and pride; and contribute to local tourism and economic activity.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program consultant or Recreation and Regional Services staff before filling out an application.

In Winnipeg, please contact:

Mr. Stuart Desnomie
Telephone: (204) 451-7039 Email: stuart.desnomie@gov.mb.ca

Outside of Winnipeg, please contact your nearest Regional Office (PDF).

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Community Museum Grants Program

Provides support for facilities that serve to protect and interpret Manitoba's heritage resources.

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Community Museum Project Support Program

The Community Museum Project Support Program has been developed to support the existing Community Museum Grants Program objectives by targeting initiatives that are aligned with key priorities of government and community needs, including: reconciliation, equity, diversity, accessibility, inclusion, COVID-19 recovery and collections management.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the program consultant listed below before filling out an application.

Please send completed applications and all required supporting materials to:

Department of Sport, Culture, Heritage and Tourism
Historic Resources Branch
Main Floor, 213 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1N3
Or by email to: hrb@gov.mb.ca
Website: Heritage Grants

Program Consultant:
Ms Sheryl Kolt
Museums Analyst
Email: sheryl.kolt@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-451-7042

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Heritage Grants Program

The Heritage Grants Program assists Manitobans in identifying, protecting and interpreting the province’s human and natural heritage.

NOTE: The Heritage Grants Program does not support heritage building conservation or other capital projects. If you have a designated heritage site, or are considering designation, please see the Heritage Resources Conservation Grant (below). If you are planning work on a building that is not designated, please consider the Building Sustainable Communities program.

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Heritage Resources Conservation Grant

The Heritage Resources Conservation Grant replaces the Designated Heritage Building Grant Program. The primary intent of the grant is supporting conservation of existing physical structures such as designated buildings and sites.

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Military Memorial Conservation Grant

The primary intent for the Military Memorial Conservation Grant is supporting conservation of existing physical structures such as monuments, cenotaphs, sculptures, plaques and cairns dedicated to the memory of Manitobans who served, and who sacrificed their lives in defense of freedom and democracy.

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Other Funding Sources for Heritage

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