New grant programs announced to assist in the development and enhancement of recreational trails throughout Manitoba:
This past year, trails in Manitoba have seen unprecedented levels of activity as Manitobans find ways to stay active, improve their overall well-being, and explore their province. Trails Manitoba is proud to partner with the Province of Manitoba and The Winnipeg Foundation by offering two new recreational trail grants: Trails Grant for Manitoba and Trails Grant for Winnipeg. These two grant programs represent an investment of $6 million from the Province of Manitoba, for the development and enhancement of recreational trails throughout Manitoba. The grants will assist in making our trails attractive and inclusive destinations for Manitobans and visitors alike, in celebration of the peoples, communities and landscapes that this province has to offer. These grants are designed to advance the trail system to reap both social and economic benefits to Manitobans. The projects funded through these grants will also focus on enhancing the environmental perspective of trail users through intentionally directed educational experiences devoted to the responsible use and conservation of natural resources. Through these grants, Trails Manitoba is dedicated to the use of trails by all people to improve their physical, psychological, and social well-being. This investment will enable our associations, municipalities, and the people dedicated to the stewardship of recreational trails to foster a trail system that will be enjoyed now, and by future generations to come.
The 2020/2021 application deadline is February 15, 2021 and all submissions must be electronically submitted using the supplied application forms located on the Trails Manitoba website: www.trailsmanitoba.ca.