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.
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.
Make A Real Difference
You can make a real difference by donating directly to Heritage BC.
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;
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.
Building Communities Through Arts & Heritage
There are two components to this federal program:
Local Arts and Heritage Festivals
Community Historical Anniversaries Programming