NEW! Manitoba Bridge Grant Now Available for Application

Manitoba businesses and organizations required to close under current public health orders are now able to apply online for a $5,000 Manitoba Bridge Grant.

The application form is now live for the Manitoba Bridge Grant, which provides a $5,000 grant upfront to eligible small and medium-sized businesses and organizations that were required to fully close their premises to the public because of Manitoba COVID-19 public health orders in effect as of Nov. 12.

The list includes non-essential retailers, restaurants, bars, beverage rooms, brewpubs, microbreweries, distilleries, recreation and sport facilities, museums and galleries, theatres and concert halls, not-for-profit organizations, faith-based organizations and registered charities.

Businesses that received other federal or provincial funding, such as the Manitoba Gap Prevention Program, are welcome to apply for the Manitoba Bridge Grant.

Businesses and organizations that were actively conducting business in the province immediately before the implementation of applicable public health orders are able to apply for one immediate $5,000 grant per business number. The payment will be automatically deposited within 10 business days after their application is approved.

The program application deadline is December 15. Should the public health orders remain in place past Jan. 1, 2021, the Manitoba Bridge Grant may be extended to provide an additional $5,000 to eligible organizations.

Click here to access MCC’s Quick Reference Guide for the Manitoba Bridge Grant (MBG) which includes a direct link to the online application portal as well as a detailed FAQ.