The provincial government has expanded the Safe at Home Manitoba grant to support more than 300 projects – totaling $5 million – aimed at helping people stay active while adhering to public health orders.
The expansion to the Stay at Home Manitoba grant was announced by chief provincial public health officer, Dr. Brent Roussin, and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Cathy Cox on Monday.
Due to the popularity of the program, the province added $2 million in funding, on top of the $3 million in funding that had previously been announced. That money goes towards Manitoba organizations, municipalities, businesses and artists who provide "free, inclusive programming such as live streaming of the performing arts, at-home fitness, cooking classes, art programs for children, and resources for seniors," among others.
The province also announced a "revamped public awareness campaign" aimed at protecting Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19.