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Site Restoration:

  • Alberta– The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation offers matching grants, technical and advisory assistance through the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program for the conservation of Alberta’s historic places, and heritage awareness initiatives. Maximum grant for municipal historic resource is $50,000. Maximum grant for local historic resource is $5,000. Maximum grant for heritage research project such as a historic building survey is $25,000.
  • Manitoba– The Designated Heritage Building Grants Program provides grants for designated heritage sites for 50 percent of costs up to $35,000. The average approved grant amount is $3,000 for a single-family house and $8,000 for other properties. The Heritage Matters Program provides matching grants to municipalities, First Nations and Northern Affairs communities for projects that help identify, protect or conserve historic places. Matching grants for 50 percent of costs up to $5,000.
  • New Brunswick– Provincially or municipally designated properties owned by not-for-profit organizations can receive matching grants of 50 percent of cost of preservation projects, up to a maximum of $30,000 per project. Churches and commercial buildings are not eligible. 
  • Newfoundland and Labrador– The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador offers restoration and maintenance grants for registered heritage structures. The restoration grant is for 50 percent of exterior restoration costs to a maximum of $30,000. The maintenance grant is for 50% of exterior costs to repair, preserve, stabilize and/or protect significant heritage, structural and design features, or repair and restore heritage features, to a maximum of $2,000. 
  • Nova Scotia– Provides grants for 30 percent of eligible project costs for exterior conservation and structural projects for municipally and provincially registered properties, and buildings in conservation districts that are used for religious or community purposes. The maximum grant in any two-year period is $1,000 for municipally registered and conservation district properties and $2,000 for provincially registered properties. 
  • Saskatchewan– The Heritage Conservation Grant Program provides grants for 50 percent of eligible project costs for exterior restoration, structural repairs and in some cases, installation of fire suppression systems for heritage sites which are designated, recognized or otherwiseprotected. The provincial contribution is 75 percent for sites in northern Saskatchewan.
  • Yukon– Matching grants are available for those who wish to undertake preservation, restoration, development or interpretation of their historic properties. 

Matching grant programs for expert heritage conservation advice:

  • Conservation Advice Grant Nova Scotia offers a matching grant to cover 50 percent of the fees of an approved conservation consultant to advise on the maintenance or restoration of a heritage property. Maximum grant of $3,000. 
  • New Brunswick Built Heritage ProgramThe program willcontribute up to 75 percent of the cost of specialized design, engineering and/or conservation expertise for preservation projects, to a maximum of $5,000 per project.