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Grants to British Columbia Property Owners, Nonprofits, and First Nations in Eligible Regions to Preserve Historic Locations

Heritage Conservation Grants


GrantWatch ID# 191794
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF)
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Geographic Focus
Canada:British Columbia: City of Vancouver;

Important Dates
Conference Date: 01/10/23
Deadline: 02/06/23

Grant Description
Grants to British Columbia individual property owners, nonprofit organizations, and First Nations in eligible regions to preserve historic locations. Applicants must contact program staff prior to applying. Funding is intended to increase opportunities for the conservation of heritage buildings and sites in the city of Vancouver. The Heritage Conservation Grants program provides funding opportunities through two categories of heritage conservation grants: Planning Project Grants and Conservation Project Grants.

Both categories support heritage site owners or site stewards in the care for their historic buildings and sites with professional guidance and a commitment to high standards of heritage conservation practices, ensuring the longevity of the sites. VHF encourages all applicants to consider first applying for a Planning Project Grant or undertaking appropriate conservation planning before putting forward an application for a Conservation Project Grant.

Planning Project Grants will provide heritage site owners and stewards an opportunity to work with a Heritage Consultant. Planning projects can take the form of research and/or required documentation for nominating a building, structure, or site to the City of Vancouver’s Heritage Register. They can also support the creation of long-term informed conservation reports that map out a prioritized schedule for maintenance, repairs, restoration, or rehabilitation of the site. Examples of the type of research and documentation this can assist with include:

  • Heritage Assessment to apply for addition to the Vancouver Heritage Register 
  • Conservation Plan
  • Maintenance Plan

For additional information, see: https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Heritage-Conservation-Grants-Program-Guidelines-December-2022.pdf#page=5

Conservation Project Grants provide the next step in supporting a heritage site’s conservation for the long term and focus on the maintenance, repair, restoration and rehabilitation of a site’s exterior fabric and character-defining elements that embody its heritage values. Examples of the type of projects eligible for a Conservation Project Grant include:

  • Conservation projects that support the repair of a historic site, enabling the longer life of the historic resource.
  • Restoration projects that focus on bringing a site back to a specific period in its history.
  • Rehabilitation projects that enable new uses or continued use of a heritage site while respecting character-defining elements.
  • Sustainable retrofits that improve building performance where directly related to preserving eligible heritage elements.

For additional information regarding these types of projects, see: https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Heritage-Conservation-Grants-Program-Guidelines-December-2022.pdf#page=6

Eligible types of sites can be found at https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Heritage-Conservation-Grants-Program-Guidelines-December-2022.pdf#page=3.



Recipient

Eligibility
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Who is eligible to apply?
- Private Owner
a. Individual(s)
b. Strata corporations
- Registered non-profit society or federally registered charity
o Including those with a long-term lease (minimum of 10 years) in a municipally-owned building with responsibility for heritage character elements eligible for work.
o Authorized agent of a site, with written permissions from the site owner
- First Nations


Pre-Proposal Conference
VHF Grant Programs Manager, Meghan Lenz, will provide an overview of the program and the granting process, and will walk you through the application form and supporting documents required. There will also be an opportunity for participants to ask questions.

Tuesday, Tuesday, January 10th, 6pm - 7:30pm
Online
Free

Register: https://buytickets.at/vancouverheritagefoundation/814627

Pre-Application Information
The next deadline for applications will be February 6, 2023. Work cannot commence until funding is approved.

VHF encourages all applicants to consider first applying for a Planning Project Grant or undertaking appropriate conservation planning before putting forward an application for a Conservation Project Grant.

Potential applicants must contact the grant program staff at VHF to verify the eligibility of their project a minimum of one week prior to the application deadline.

Grant funds will be disbursed after the completion of the project following the submission of the final grant report and claims form including all relevant paid receipts from eligible work and an onsite visit by a VHF grant program staff member. Non-profit organizations with larger projects may receive special consideration for a percentage of the financial support to be disbursed mid-project.

Estimated Size of Grant
The Heritage Conservation Grants Program will provide a matching grant of up to a maximum of 50% of the eligible costs and typically in the range of 25%-50% for the defined scope of work approved.
Planning Projects:
- Private Ownership: $2,000
- Private Ownership. Heritage Designation:* $2,000
- Non-profit / First Nations Ownership: $3,000
- Non-profit / First Nations Ownership Heritage Designation:* $3,000

Conservation Projects:
- Private Ownership: $7,500
- Private Ownership. Heritage Designation:* $10,000
- Non-profit / First Nations Ownership: $10,000
- Non-profit / First Nations Ownership Heritage Designation:* $25,000

5 year maximum per site:
- Private Ownership: $20,000
- Private Ownership. Heritage Designation:* $25,000
- Non-profit / First Nations Ownership: $30,000
- Non-profit / First Nations Ownership Heritage Designation:* $70,000

*Sites that have received municipal or provincial legal protection to care for, preserve and retain the heritage character features of a site are considered to have Heritage Designation.

Term of Contract
If approved, all funded projects must be completed with grant reports and claims forms submitted to VHF within 60 days of the project completion and before March 31st, 2024.

Contact Information
Online Application: https://www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/grants/heritage-conservation-grants/heritage-conservation-grant-application/

Contact:
Grant Program Manager, Meghan Lenz
meghan@vancouverheritagefoundation
604 264 9642

Vancouver Heritage Foundation
303 – 3102 Main Street,
Vancouver, BC, V5T 3G7
Telephone: 604 264 9642
Fax: 604 264 9643
mail@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

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