Vancouver Heritage Foundation (VHF) has announced they have funds available that will allow them to grant additional projects in 2016. Anyone planning a heritage restoration or maintenance project in Vancouver is encouraged to contact them to find out more.
Since 1999 VHF has been offering grants to owners of registered heritage buildings to support the maintenance and care of existing buildings, allowing them to continue to add life and vibrancy to neighbourhoods. Previous projects funded have included private homes, strata-owned and co-op run residential buildings, a church, the Japanese Canadian War Memorial in Stanley Park and the Hollywood Theatre in Kitsilano.
Any listed heritage resource can apply, including monuments, landmarks and listed post-1940s buildings. The types of grants available are:
Learn your heritage buildings’ original colour scheme, select from a Heritage Consultant’s appropriate schemes, then hire an approved company to re-paint with complementary paint provided by Benjamin Moore.
Repair and/or restore original exterior elements of a heritage building.
Funding towards an on-site consultation and the creation of a conservation report for a heritage-listed building. Get on the Register Financial assistance towards research and documentation needed to apply to add a building to the City of Vancouver Heritage Register.
Space is still in the Heritage Energy Retrofit Grant pilot program, where qualified homeowners can receive up to $3,000 for retrofits resulting in greenhouse gas reductions (open to pre-1940s homes as well as those listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register).
The deadline for 2016 applications is February 1, 2016 at 5 p.m.
Learn more about VHF’s granting program at www.vancouverheritagefoundation.org/get-a-grant or call 604 264 9642.