The renewed agreement with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce which administers the Manitoba Mineral Development Fund is an increase in funding of 66 percent over three years to support mining and mineral development initiatives.
In 2019 the government established the MMDF to provide funding for mining and mineral development related projects throughout the province. Through the fund communities and businesses including Indigenous groups, municipalities and the not for profit sector are eligible to apply for funding. Financial assistance from the fund could include onetime grants for activities that help advance new mining opportunities and provide support to Indigenous communities for collaborative resource development. To date MMDF has allocated more than 5.4 million dollars to 41 projects.
For more information on the Fund, eligible criteria and to apply visit www.mmdf.ca.