The Manitoba Chamber of Commerce is offering a relief program for dine-in restaurants around the province.


The Chamber of Commerce, along with the Manitoba Restaurant and Foodservices Association has opened the online application process for the new COVID-19 emergency support fund.


The province of Manitoba announced back in December that they would be providing a $5 million grant for financial relief to dine-in restaurants that were directly affected by the restrictions put out by the province over the last year.


The Chamber says the relief program is designed to provide a rebate to dine-in restaurants that had to shift to a delivery model because of the restrictions.


The rebate is designed to help offset costs related to food delivery services, whether a restaurant provides its own delivery service or uses a third party.


Operators will be allowed to submit third-party delivery company fees for reimbursement, and those managing their own delivery system can be eligible for reimbursement of 20% of delivery invoices.


The Chamber says roughly 2,000 restaurants have had to close in-person dining across the province.


For information about the Dine-In Restaurant Relief Program, including eligibility criteria and to begin the application process, restaurant operators should go to