Launch Pad

Unlocking the Potential of Places that Matter

Through the generous support of donors and volunteers, the National Trust’s Launch Pad program connects community organizations with seasoned regeneration experts in order to collaboratively find solutions to save and renew their historic places.

We know that small community organizations and volunteers work hard on the ground and that they don’t always have access to or the means to pay for external expertise to save and renew the places that matter to them.

The goal of Launch Pad is to better equip these local organizations to meet the challenges they face by offering expertise in areas such as new revenue generation models, community engagement strategies, organizational and business planning, partnership development and fundraising. As much as possible Launch Pad activities involve the participation of students and young professionals, providing an extraordinary hands-on mentoring opportunity.

“We’re a volunteer organization. We don’t have the expertise or experience that the National Trust brings to the table. Launch Pad gave us our path forward. We’re underway and it just wouldn’t have happened without Launch Pad.”

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the National Trust’s Spring 2017 Launch Pad Coaching Grants.

We look forward to working with:

  • The Diefenbunker Canada’s Cold War Museum (Ontario)
  • The Grand Theatre (Saskatchewan)
  • Maison Doucet Hennessey House (New Brunswick)
  • The North Highlands Community Museum and Archives (Nova Scotia)

Through the generous support of donors and the Government of Canada, the 2017 Launch Pad Coaching Grants connect community organizations with seasoned regeneration experts in order to collaboratively find solutions to save and renew their historic places.

If you missed your chance to apply, keep an eye out for the Fall 2017 call for applications at www.regenerationworks.ca.

Contact Us



Emily Boulet

Development Officer