The Climate Disaster Response Fund is a one-time grant opportunity that will provide limited resources to heritage focused organizations with heritage resources damaged by recent climate and natural disasters in British Columbia.
Heritage BC, in consultation with our partners including the BC Museums Association (BCMA) and the BC Heritage Emergency Response Network (BCHERN) have determined that there is a need to address immediate conservation of heritage places impacted by recent climate based disasters over the past 12 months. By initiating a relief fund that allows for organizations with heritage resources to obtain assistance in conservation work for damaged sites, Heritage BC is recognizing the need for long term climate adaptation and support in this way is a first step in assessing and addressing the future challenges heritage places may face.
This program intake will begin on January 20, 2022 and end April 30, 2022. Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2022. All applications will be processed on a first come first served basis. The total allocation of funds is $75,000. Heritage BC reserves the right to manage each request internally. All projects must indicate the immediacy of the issue, a relative timeline for the scope of work, and a project that is achievable within the framework of this grant opportunity.
For more information please contact:
Jennifer Dunkerson, Heritage Planner