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

This year, Heritage Legacy Fund applications open on Monday, May 16th, 2016 and all applications are due on Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by midnight, PST. Potential applicants MUST contact the program staff at Heritage BC to verify the eligibility of the applicant and the proposed project at least one week before the application deadline, by Thursday June 23rd, 2016 at 5:00 pm, PST. Applicants will receive funding notification by the end of August 2016.

» Program Guidelines & Policies 2016

Make A Real Difference

You can make a real difference by donating directly to Heritage BC.
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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