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Manitoba 150 Launches Three Funding Programs

September 21, 2019 9:15 AM | News

Manitoba 150 Press Conference

The Manitoba 150 committee announced three new funding programs during a press conference at The Forks on Friday. (HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Three new programs have been launched to fund celebrations to mark Manitoba’s 150th anniversary next year.

Build 150 will provide approximately $1.2 million for projects that will leave a lasting legacy in communities across the province.

The Celebrate 150 program will support communities and non-profit organizations in hosting events such as concerts, art shows and food festivals. Grants will range from $10,000 to $70,000 and will cover up to 70 percent of an event’s total cost.

The Honour 150 program will recognize 150 individual Manitobans for outstanding contributions to their communities. Manitobans are invited to nominate people whose volunteer work makes an extraordinary difference and whose contributions have not been honoured in the past.

“We hope Manitobans will take advantage of funding available through the Build 150 and Celebrate 150 programs and will think about who they’d like to nominate for Honour 150,” said Stuart Murray, Manitoba 150 co-chair.

Application and nomination forms for the individual programs can be found at Manitoba150.com.