Funding & Grants

Heritage Legacy Fund

In 2004 the Province established the Heritage Legacy Fund, a $5 million provincial endowment.  Heritage BC is the fund adviser and using the endowment income, has awarded over 100 grants since 2005, providing more than $1.35 million to over 59 BC communities’ projects and initiatives. 

» Heritage Legacy Fund

The 2016 Heritage Legacy Fund application deadline has now passed. All applicants will receive funding notification by the end of August, 2016. Good luck!

» Program Guidelines & Policies 2016

Make A Real Difference

You can make a real difference by donating directly to Heritage BC.
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Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program


The Canada 150 program, run by Western Economic Diversification (Federal Program) has an open intake with applications due June 22nd


WD will invest in projects undertaking renovations to existing community infrastructure. Examples of the type of community infrastructure that can be supported include:


·         Recreational facilities including local arenas, gymnasia, swimming pools, sports fields, tennis, basketball, volleyball or other sport-specific courts or other types of recreational facilities;
·         Parks, recreational trails, such as fitness trails, bike paths and other types of trails;
·         Community centres (including legions);
·         Cultural centres and museums;
·         Campgrounds;
·         Tourism facilities;
·         Docks;
·         Libraries;
·         Cenotaphs; and,
·         Other existing community infrastructure for public benefit.


» Canada 150


Parks Canada

A new National Historic Sites Cost-Sharing Program will cover up to up to 50 per cent of eligible costs incurred in the conservation and presentation of a national historic site up to a maximum of $1,000,000. Eligible recipients are incorporated not-for-profit organizations, other levels of government, and aboriginal organizations.

Projects eligible for funding include technical and planning documents agreed by Parks Canada as necessary to ensure the site's commemorative integrity, and conservation projects to preserve, rehabilitate and/or restore components of a national historic site. Conservation projects may also include the development and implementation of presentation projects that focus on communicating to the public the reasons for designation as a national historic site.

» Parks Canada 

Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage

There are two components to this federal program:

Local Arts and Heritage Festivals
Festivals, events and activities that involve your whole community, give opportunities to local artists and artisans and/or celebrate local history and heritage.

Community Historical Anniversaries Programming
One-time commemoration through festivals or other activities that celebrate a major anniversary of a significant local person or event.

» Canadian Heritage