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Community heritage grants

To help promote heritage conservation in the District, we provide grants of up to $500 to owners of heritage properties who are interested in improving or maintaining the exteriors. 

To qualify for grant funding, your property must be listed in one of these heritage resources:

If your property is not listed in one of these resources, you can still be considered for grant funding if you provide a Statement of Significance from a registered heritage professional which identifies that the property has heritage character and value.

The application period for Community Heritage Grants closed on October 27, 2019

An overview of grant conditions

In addition to the heritage requirement:

  • You must be the property owner (District staff will confirm ownership for complete applications before awarding grants)
  • Your property taxes must be fully paid when you apply
  • Your property must conform with all applicable bylaws
  • Any conservation or restoration work you do must be done with relevant permits
  • The work must be done within one year of receiving grant approval, or within one year prior to approval
  • You should retain original materials whenever possible (though modern equivalents of historic materials will also be considered on a case-by-case basis)

You will also be required to submit itemized paid invoices for the work that is done.

Please review the terms of reference for the complete list of conditions

Before you complete the application form

Before you complete the application form on this page, please be sure you have digital copies of these support documents ready to upload with the form:

  • 'Before' photograph
  • Historical photo, if available
  • Detailed written estimate of cost
  • Foundation, building, elevation and floor plans, as required
  • Statement of significance (this is only required if your home is not listed in one of our heritage resources)

After you submit this form, you should see a message confirming we successfully received your information. If you do not see that message a few seconds after selecting the 'submit' button, please review the form for possible errors, which will be highlighted in red.

Preserving our heritage

Ensuring we have a clear sense of identity and place — and a legacy that links our past, present, and future — is one of the objectives of our Official Community Plan.

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