Funding & Grants

Heritage Legacy Fund

In 2004, the Province established the Heritage Legacy Fund, a $5 million provincial endowment.  Heritage BC is the fund adviser and using the endowment income, has awarded over 100 grants since 2005, providing more than $1.35 million to over 59 BC communities’ projects and initiatives. 

» Heritage Legacy Fund

The 2017 Heritage Legacy Fund intake will begin May 15, 2017. The deadline is June 30, 2017.

» Program Guidelines & Policies 2017

 Make A Real Difference

You can make a real difference by donating directly to Heritage BC.
»  Donate

Built Heritage Grants

The Columbia Basin Trust, in partnership with Heritage BC, is offering a three-year Built Heritage Grant program with intakes in 2017, 2018 and 2019. This program's goal is to have a broad regional impact on the conservation of Built Heritage in the Columbia Basin. Registered non-profits, registered federal charities, local governments and First Nations are all eligible to apply. 

» Columbia Basin Trust 

Rural Dividend Fund

The Rural Dividend Fund assists rural communities with populations under 25,000 residents. Applications for funding under the recently extended program will be accepted April 3 to May 31, 2017. Funding is available in four categories: community capacity building, workforce development, community and economic development, and business sector development.

» BC Rural Dividend

Canadian Heritage Programs

Canadian Heritage offers numerous funding programs. Many of these are designed to support communities and community organizations in the preservation, interpretation and celebration of their heritage. A list of programs and more information can be found on the "Funding" page of the Canadian Heritage website.

» Canadian Heritage  

Other Funding Sources

The following is a list of some of the other sources of funding available for heritage projects and programs.

» Government of BC

» First Peoples' Cultural Council

» Vancouver Foundation

» British Columbia Museums Association

» Victoria Foundation

» Vancouver Heritage Foundation



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