Manitoba Camping Association gets $750K in provincial COVID-19 recovery cash

The Manitoba government announced one-time grants to help overnight camps affected by COVID-19 on Tuesday. Covenant Bay Bible Camp

The Manitoba Camping Association (MCA) is getting a one-time cash injection from the province to help bounce back from COVID-19.

The government announced $750,000 in funding for the association Tuesday.

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“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.”

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Manitoba campgrounds drying off, preparing for busy season – May 6, 2022

The grants will see up to $50,000 made available to individual overnight camps.

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The province says eligible camps were impacted by closures during COVID-19 or the saw added financial strain opening under public health orders.

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Eligible costs will include fixed operating costs such as property taxes, utilities and insurance, Clarke added.

Applications for the funding can be found on the MCA website until May 31.


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