Foundation / Corporation
University of British Columbia, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Matching grants of up to $15,000 to British Columbia organizations, agencies, and IHEs for digitization projects that result in free online access to local historical material. Eligible applicants for this grant program include museums, libraries, historical societies, archives, and post-secondary institutions.
- Salaries and Wages
- Equipment and Software Costs
- Professional/consultant fees and services
- Project Management
Applications to the British Columbia History Digitization Program (BCHPD) must meet the following criteria:
- Propose the digitization of unique British Columbia content
- Focus on the needs of users interested in British Columbia
- Demonstrate that the applicant owns or has cleared copyright to allow for the digitization of material
- Propose a new project or a new portion of an existing project
GrantWatch ID#: 165215
The Learning Centre will provide matching financial contributions for digitization projects to a yearly maximum of $15,000 per applicant.
The British Columbia History Digitization Program welcomes applications from private or public institutions and agencies that have the preservation of historical British Columbia materials as part of their mandate. This includes, but is not necessarily limited to, libraries, archives, museums, historical societies and post-secondary institutions. Applications are welcomed from institutions of all sizes.
The application submission deadline is Monday December 11, 2017.
See Supporting Documents to download application.
October - Release of application forms and guidelines
December - Deadline for applications; Interim reports due.
February - Adjucation of applications
March - Notification of status goes out to all applicants
May - Successful applicants begin projects; final reports due.
For assistance or clarification on completing the application, please contact the Coordinator.
Institutions submitting more than one application should rank their submissions in order of priority.
The applicant cash contribution to the project must equal at 'least' 50% of the funds requested. Applicant contribution may not include:
- ‘Overhead’ costs that would have been incurred had the project not gone ahead
- Contributions occurring after the project completion date or before the project start date
- Project administrative costs in excess of 5% of the total project costs
- Sources of funding that cannot be confirmed by January 15, 2018
- Hardware and software purchased prior to the application
- In-kind contributions made by a third party (i.e. not the applicant)
- Marketing/promotional/publicity costs
While the applicant’s in-kind contribution is not mandated at a specified amount, evidence of an organization's commitment to the project through the direct participation of existing staff representing an in-kind contribution would strengthen the application.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed applications (signed, scanned to pdf) will be accepted electronically via email to:
Eirian Vining, Coordinator
BC History Digitization Program
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
UBC Library, Vancouver Campus
1961 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
Canada: British Columbia