MMDF replaces the Mining Community Reserve Fund and was developed to align with the priorities set out in Manitoba’s updated economic development framework, including Look North report and the Action Plan for Manitoba’s Northern Economy. The Manitoba Mineral Development Fund (MMDF), delivered and administered by the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC), jump-starts mineral and economic development initiatives and capitalizes on existing assets in the North and across Manitoba. Projects funded by MMDF benefit Manitoba’s economy and local communities alike with a partnership-based approach to help grow and diversify the provincial economy together with Indigenous communities. In October 2019, the Government of Manitoba announced a $20 million investment to create the fund and the MCC officially launched the MMDF in July 2020.
Apply if you are part of:
• Indigenous organizations or communities
• Private organizations, including for-profit and not-for-profit organizations
• Municipal or regional governments
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. MMDF will contribute up to $50,000 towards short term projects and up to $300,000 towards medium- or long-term projects.
Applications and more information can be found here or by visiting https://mbchamber.mb.ca/home/initiatives-resources/mmdf/