Heritage NL Revitalization Grant 2023-2024

Heritage NL is looking for projects that blend the restoration of a designated property with community  planning workshops, architectural history research, and opportunities for transmission of traditional skills related to conservation of the site or the site’s history. The grant is intended to direct funding to  projects that demonstrate community value as well as a need for material conservation.

Project proposals in the $30,000 to $40,000 range will be considered, and successful projects will be  funded on a 50/50 cost shared basis. Total amount to be allocated is $120,000.

Grant recipients will work with Heritage NL staff to determine what other in-kind supports would benefit the project.

Example: The Salvage Fishermen’s Museum was approved for a grant for exterior restoration of the structure. In addition to the grant itself, Heritage NL worked with the local committee to: run a community People, Places, and Culture workshop; compile a comprehensive architectural history of the structure to aid in the conservation process; conduct research on family names and neighborhoods and develop a map; write a heritage report for the town with recommendations and suggestions for future work; teach a workshop on headstone digitization and facilitate a cemetery cleanup; assist with grant writing to help the museum hire a summer coordinator position; and work with the local committee to organize an official plaque unveiling ceremony at the end of their project.

Owners of any previously-designated Registered Heritage Structure may apply for restoration funding. An easement on the property must be in place to be eligible. Priority will be given to small to medium sized projects that:

● Clearly demonstrate broad community involvement and support;
● Will benefit from the provision of advice, research, and training from Heritage NL staff and the organization’s related training or Intangible Cultural Heritage programs;
● Are located in areas that have been under-represented in previous grant cycles, including Western and Central Newfoundland, and Labrador;
● Address or represent themes that have been under-represented in previous grant cycles, including Indigenous history, women’s history, and multi-ethnic heritage;
● Represent outstanding examples of the built heritage of the Modern/Industrial period or agricultural sites;
● Represent sites which include significant cultural landscapes as part of the designation.

Applications will be juried in a competitive process by the Board of Directors of Heritage NL. Funding is limited, and application does not guarantee funding. Approved grants are good for two years from the date of a signed Grant Contract agreement, and work must abide by the conditions of the Contract and follow the Standards and Guidelines for Conservation of Historic Places in Canada. Grants are paid following the successful completion of work and submission of a Final Project Report and all required documentation.

NOTE: Window to apply: April 3, 2023 – April 28, 2023 by email to: info@heritagenl.ca

Heritage NL Revitalization Grant 2023-2024 details – download as Word doc

Heritage NL Revitalization Grant application form – download as Word doc

Contractor’s Project Estimate Form 2023 – download as Word doc

Heritage NL Conservation Policies (2023)

Maintenance Grants 

All Registered Heritage Structures are eligible to apply for a Maintenance Grant once every three (3) years, dated from the last payment of a grant for that property. Maintenance grants are awarded on a 50/50 cost-shared basis, to a maximum of $3,000. There is no fixed deadline for the submission of a Maintenance Grant application. The number of grants approved in a year will be based upon available funding.

Elements eligible for a Maintenance Grant include painting, minor repairs to clapboard, trim, windows and/or doors and minor work to chimneys and roofs.

Grants cover only those agreed upon costs incurred after the approval of a grant.

Maintenance Grant Application Form – download as Word doc

Maintenance Grant Conditions – download as PDF

Grant Project Report – download as Word doc

Heritage NL Conservation Policies (2023)

Heritage NL Volunteer Labour Policy 

Incorporated not-for-profits, municipalities, and other community groups that are the legal owners of Registered Heritage Structures not used for commercial purposes are eligible to use volunteer labour toward their portion of restoration and maintenance grants. The amount claimed shall not exceed 25% of the owner’s contribution to the project. Volunteer labour contributions will be calculated using the current legal minimum wage for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. A record must be kept identifying volunteer names and hours volunteered.

Privately owned Registered Heritage Structures are NOT eligible to claim volunteer labour. Additionally, owners cannot submit claims for their own labour. The only labour amounts that may be reimbursed to privately owned Registered Heritage Structures are those paid to third party contractors or individuals hired to complete restoration work. Proof of payment in the form of contractor receipts or payroll records must be submitted before grants are released.

For information on grants contact Eric at 739-1892 ext 0 or eric@heritagenl.ca