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Manitoba Gov’t Grants Camping Association CA$750K for Overnight Camping

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The Manitoba (Canada) government is giving the Manitoba Camping Association (MCA) a one-time funding injection to help support a COVID-19 economic recovery plan.

As per a report, the Government officials announced CA$750,000 worth of funding for the association Tuesday.

“Manitoba children benefit from being outdoors and the learning experiences overnight camps offer,” said Municipal Relations Minister Eileen Clarke.

“We recognize the importance of community-based organizations in building thriving and sustainable communities across the province. These funds will help camps mitigate the financial impacts of COVID-19 and support their continued operations.”

The grant will see up to CA$50,000 per camp, which can be used to offset the financial impacts experienced by camps due to COVID-19.

The province said that closures and the added financial strains from public health orders hit eligible camps during the pandemic.

Clarke added that eligible costs would comprise fixed operating costs like property taxes, utilities, and insurance.

“I’m thrilled that the diligent work the MCA did advocating for our camps has been rewarded through sector-specific funding,” said Kim Scherger, executive director, Manitoba Camping Association. “I believe camp makes people better, and this funding will aid in making camps better for campers.”

Applications are now available on the MCA website www.mbcamping.ca. Intake is open until May 31, 2022, at 4:00 pm.

Camps should send completed applications and all required paperwork to [email protected]

This story originally appeared on Global News

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