If you currently have a grant through the Heritage Legacy Fund, we appreciate this is an unusual time and that you may not be able to meet the objectives you’ve committed to. We’ll be flexible with all reporting timelines, and are available to work with you to reschedule timelines as needed. We also trust you to rework your project’s budget to shift or rethink your community activities or events to comply with government regulations and directives – no need to check in with us first. Please note that funds cannot be used for any activities that contravene government regulations and directives.
For those of you who are in the process of applying for a grant, we’re committed to continuing with the current intake. We appreciate that it may be challenging for you to describe accurately your current and proposed activities and events, and will be flexible with this requirement where applicable. We will accommodate application submission extension requests as best we can while still ensuring you will be able to capitalize on the summer season for your project if needed. Email Laura Saretsky for more information.
The Heritage Legacy Fund (HLF) was established in 2003 by an agreement of the provincial government of British Columbia. With the termination of the BC Heritage Trust at the time, HLF was designed to take over the community support function, specifically to provide grants for the heritage sector of British Columbia. The province endowed the project with an initial gift of $5 million, which is held by the Vancouver Foundation. Today, Heritage BC is the administrator of the grants fund.
To learn more about the Heritage Legacy Fund, please contact Laura Saretsky.
Funding is offered in four streams: