Dine-in Restaurant Relief Program 

Please be advised: This program is now closed.

The Dine-In Restaurant Relief Program is a COVID-19 industry relief stream created with an initial $5 million allocation from the Province of Manitoba, and developed by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce in partnership with the Manitoba Restaurant & Foodservices Association.

Phase 1 of this program was designed to help offset the significant costs incurred by traditional dine-in restaurants that chose to shift to a food delivery model while under Critical (code red) restrictions of the RestartMB Pandemic Response System.

Phase 2 expanded the program with $2 million in additional funding to include the month of (February) for Dine-in restaurants doing delivery, and to include relief for eligible caterers and rural restaurants which did not have access to delivery capabilities.

Phase 3 expands the program as of June 7, 2021, with a further $2 million funding allocated on May 10, 2021, to include:

  • An additional month (March) for previously-approved Dine-in restaurants doing delivery (NOTE: We are not accepting new applications for Dine-in restaurants doing delivery; ONLY the month of March will be available for relief during Phase 3);
  • A second rebate payment equal to the first for caterers and rural restaurants accepted into the program in Phase 2; and
  • Applications from fast casual restaurants and new applications from caterers and rural restaurants which have seen a significant decline in revenue in 2020 over 2019 due to the pandemic and dine-in health order closures.

Phase 3 Intake is now closed.

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