Find Funding

Welcome to the National Trust’s Find Funding portal, where we connect you to corporate, foundation and government funding opportunities for heritage projects at the national, provincial/territorial and regional level.

Is there a funding opportunity missing? We need your help to grow this listing.
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To find province/territory-wide and/or municipal and regional funding opportunities, check only the relevant provinces/territories. You must select at least one project category to see results.

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Natural Infrastructure Fund

National | Bricks & Mortar

This fund supports building community awareness of the value of natural infrastructure by improving access to nature, providing cleaner air and water, protecting and preserving biodiversity and wildlife habitats and mitigating carbon emissions.
Deadline: September 27 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Infrastructure Canada

Access to Heritage — Museums Assistance Program

National | Programming & Organization Development

The Museums Assistance Program (MAP) – Access to Heritage component provides funding to heritage organizations for travelling exhibitions in Canada, to promote access to heritage across different geographic regions.
Application deadline: November 1, 2021

Canadian Heritage

Digital Access to Heritage — Museums Assistance Program

National | Programming & Organization Development

The Digital Access to Heritage component of the Museums Assistance Program (MAP) provides funding to heritage organizations to digitize collections, develop digital content and build their capacity in these areas.
Deadline March 1, 2022, for projects starting between April 1, 2022, and March 31, 2024

Canadian Heritage

Recovery Fund for Heritage Organizations — Museums Assistance Program

National | Programming & Organization Development

The Recovery Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance to help heritage institutions, as they seek to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds will help compensate for lost revenues due to public health restrictions and capacity limits that were put in place.
Deadline to apply: August 2, 2022, at 5 pm (ET)

Canadian Heritage

Digital Greenhouse

National | Programming & Organization Development

The Digital Greenhouse is a digital innovation initiative for Canadian individuals, groups and organizations. It supports short-term projects that leverage digital technology to address sectoral and digital challenges.

Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF)

National | Bricks & Mortar

Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

Canada Healthy Communities Initiative

National | Bricks & Mortar

Infrastructure Canada

Canadian Museums Association Bursary Program

National | Programming & Organization Development

Canadian Museums Association

Canada Summer Jobs

National | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

Employment and Social Development, Government of Canada

Celebrate Canada

National | Programming & Organization Development

Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

Department of Canadian Heritage Legacy Fund

National | Bricks & Mortar

Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

Digital Museums Canada

National | Programming & Organization Development

Digital Museums Canada invests in online projects by Canadian museums and heritage organizations, helping them build digital capacity and share stories and experiences with people everywhere.

Digital Museums Canada

Documentary Heritage Communities Program

National | Programming & Organization Development

Library and Archives Canada

Enabling Accessibility Fund for small projects

National | Bricks & Mortar

This Fund supports the capital costs of construction, renovation and/or retrofit activities in workplaces and communities, as well as the provision of accessible technologies.

Employment and Social Development Canada

First Nations and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program

National | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Green and Inclusive Community Buildings

National | Bricks & Mortar

Infrastructure Canada is currently accepting applications for retrofits and new building projects for community buildings. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis for projects under $3 million (and until July 6, 2021 at 23:59 PDT for projects from $3 million to $25 million).

Infrastructure Canada

Green Municipal Fund – Bricks

National | Bricks & Mortar

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

The Herb Stovel Scholarship

National | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

Apply for the Herb Stovel Scholarship today to expand your knowledge of heritage or connect with heritage thought leaders at a national or international conference.

National Trust for Canada

Innovative Communities Fund (ICF) – projects

National | Programming & Organization Development

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

John Edwards Conference Bursary for Heritage Volunteers

National | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

National Trust for Canada

Local Festivals – Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

National | Programming & Organization Development

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals component provides funding to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists, artisans or heritage performers.

Department of Canadian Heritage

Museums Assistance Program (MAP)

National | Programming & Organization Development

Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

Na-mi-quai-ni-mak Community Support Fund

National | Programming & Organization Development

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation funds Indigenous communities, survivor organizations, and registered nonprofits across Canada in order to support Indigenous reconciliation and community healing. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places

National | Bricks & Mortar

The program is open to owners and eligible lessees of national historic sites, heritage lighthouses and heritage railway stations.

Parks Canada

Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations – Museums Assistance Program

National | Programming & Organization Development

The Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations provides financial assistance for ongoing operating costs to heritage institutions that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors. Closing date: October 20, 2021.

Canadian Heritage

Rental Construction Financing

National | Bricks & Mortar

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Strategic Initiatives – Canada Cultural Investment Fund

National | Programming & Organization Development

Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

Support for Interpretation and Translation

National | Programming & Organization Development

Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada

The Getty Foundation – projects

National | Bricks & Mortar

The Getty Foundation

The New Building Canada Fund (NBCF)

National | Bricks & Mortar

Infrastructure Canada, Government of Canada

Young Canada Works (YCW)

National | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

Government of Canada

150 Time Immemorial Grant Program – BC

BC | Bricks & Mortar

The 150 Time Immemorial grant program aims to advance reconciliation and learning; promote a diverse and inclusive society including honouring underrepresented and marginalized communities in our history (Indigenous people, black people, and people of color (IBPOC), members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, people with disabilities, and women), and support resiliency into the next 150 years.

Heritage BC

Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program – BC

BC | Programming & Organization Development

The Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program provides fully-funded provincial grants to support economic resilience, tourism, heritage, and urban and rural economic development projects in communities impacted by COVID-19.

Government of British Columbia

Heritage Legacy Fund – BC

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Heritage BC

Indigenous Cultural Heritage Infrastructure Grant – BC

BC | Bricks & Mortar

The goal of this grant is to support Indigenous communities to safeguard, revitalize and celebrate their heritage through projects that include the conservation of structures, cultural heritage sites, landscapes, trails and archives.

First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia – BC

BC | Programming & Organization Development

Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia

Recovery and Resiliency Fund – BC

BC | Programming & Organization Development

The Vancouver Foundation’s Recovery and Resiliency Fund supports recovery and planning for British Columbia organizations that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including those that are either Indigenous-led, rural, working in partnership with equity-denied communities, or operating on budgets of less than $1 million.
Applications are due September 30.

Vancouver Foundation

Non-Profit Sector Supplement – YT

YT | Programming & Organization Development

The aim of this program is to enable non-profits to be in a financial position to resume normal operations after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Heritage Yukon

The Historic Properties Assistance Program – YT

YT | Bricks & Mortar

Tourism & Culture, Government of Yukon

The Yukon Foundation – YT

YT | Programming & Organization Development

The Yukon Foundation

Yukon Heritage Training Fund – YT

YT | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

Tourism & Culture, Government of Yukon

Yukon Historic Resources Fund – YT

YT | Programming & Organization Development

Tourism & Culture, Government of Yukon

Community Museum (Repairs) – NT

NT | Bricks & Mortar

Government of the Northwest Territories

Culture and Heritage Grants – NU

NU | Programming & Organization Development

The Government of Nunavut

Alberta Real Estate Foundation – AB

AB | Programming & Organization Development

Alberta Real Estate Foundation

Community Facility Enhancement Program – AB

AB | Bricks & Mortar

Government of Alberta

Heritage Preservation Partnership Program: Conservation Grants – AB

AB | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation – SK

SK | Bricks & Mortar

Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation

Designated Heritage Building Grants Program – MB

MB | Bricks & Mortar

Government of Manitoba

Heritage Grants Program – MB

MB | Bricks & Mortar

Deadlines for applications are January 31 and June 1 of each year.

Government of Manitoba

Manitoba Conservation – MB

MB | Programming & Organization Development

Entrepreneurship Manitoba

One-Time Community Grants — MB

MB | Programming & Organization Development

One-Time Community Grants are short-term grants (under $100,000) that support a wide range of projects in our community, including those relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Application form open now.
Deadline to Apply: October 3, 2022

The Winnipeg Foundation

The Thomas Sill Foundation – MB

MB | Programming & Organization Development

The Thomas Sill Foundation Inc.

My Main Street – ON

ON | Programming & Organization Development

My Main Street is a $23.25-million investment to help drive business and restore vibrancy to local communities across southern Ontario in the aftermath of COVID-19.

My Main Street

Capital Grant – ON

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Starting July 6, 2022, eligible organizations can apply for a Capital grant. Capital funding can help your non-profit address a community need by improving your facilities and spaces. Whether it’s purchasing equipment, building a new space, or completing renovations, retrofits or repairs, Capital grants support projects that will have a positive impact in your community.
Grant application deadline is August 3, 2022, 5 PM. ET

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Community Building Fund – Capital Stream – ON

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Repair, renovate or retrofit existing sport and recreation facilities to help strengthen communities.

Ontario Trillium Foundation

COVID-19 Business Support Grants – ON

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Ontario is helping businesses recover costs for personal protective equipment and providing extra support for businesses required to close or significantly restrict services as a result of provincial public health measures.

Government of Ontario

Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP): Community, Culture and Recreation Stream – ON

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Infrastructure Canada, Government of Ontario

Community Events Stream – ON

ON | Programming & Organization Development

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation’s Community Events Stream supports organizations that host events that increase community profile and promote economic development in Northern Ontario. Applications are being accepted on an ongoing basis from municipalities, Indigenous communities, non-profit organizations, and Local Services Boards located in Northern Ontario.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

Ontario Heritage Tax Relief Program – ON

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport, Government of Ontario

Ontario Trillium Foundation – ON

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Ontario Trillium Foundation, Government of Ontario

Resilient Communities Fund – ON

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Starting March 9, 2022, organizations can apply for funding for their community-based projects as they continue to rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Deadline: April 6, 2022 at 5 PM ET

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Rural Economic Development Program - Strategic Economic Infrastructure Stream – ON

ON | Bricks & Mortar

The Strategic Economic Infrastructure Stream of the program enables the province to cover up to 30% of eligible minor capital projects that help spur economic growth, such as restoring museums and heritage sites, setting up community hubs, and streetscaping.

Government of Ontario

Québec Religious Heritage Foundation – QC

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Conseil du patrimoine religieux du Québec

Entente en restauration du patrimoine – QC

QC | Programming & Organization Development

Culture et communications, Gouvernement du Québec

La fondation québecoise du patrimoine – QC

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Fondation québécoise du patrimoine

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec – QC

QC | Programming & Organization Development

Culture et communications, Gouvernement du Québec

Community Cultural Places Program – NB

NB | Bricks & Mortar

Government of New Brunswick

artsnb Programs – NB

NB | Youth & Scholarships, Employment

artsnb

Property Tax Abatement Program – NB

NB | Programming & Organization Development

Government of New Brunswick

Buildings at Risk Fund of the Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia – NS

NS | Bricks & Mortar

Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia

Conservation Advice Grant – NS

NS | Programming & Organization Development

Communities, Culture, and Heritage, Government of Nova Scotia

Financial Assistance Programs for Heritage Property Owners – NS

NS | Programming & Organization Development

Communities, Culture, and Heritage, Government of Nova Scotia

Heritage Work Grant – NS

NS | Bricks & Mortar

Communities, Culture, and Heritage, Government of Nova Scotia

Provincial Heritage Incentive Program – PE

PE | Bricks & Mortar

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, Government of Prince Edward Island

Fisheries Heritage Preservation Program – NL

NL | Bricks & Mortar

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Maintenance Grant – NL

NL | Bricks & Mortar

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

Registered Heritage Structure Grant – NL

NL | Bricks & Mortar

Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador – NL

NL | Programming & Organization Development

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador

Community Foundations of Canada

Community Foundations | Bricks & Mortar

Community Foundations of Canada

Building Incentive Program

BC | Programming & Organization Development

Victoria, BC

Chinese Society Buildings Matching Grants

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Vancouver, BC

Chinese Society Legacy Program

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Vancouver, BC

Downtown Eastside (DTES) Matching Capital Grant Program

BC | Programming & Organization Development

Vancouver, BC

Downtown Residential Conversion Tax Exemption Program

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Nanaimo, BC

Heritage Façade Improvement Program

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Nanaimo, BC

Heritage Façade Rehabilitation Program

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Vancouver, BC

Heritage Home Grant Program

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Nanaimo, BC

Houses Grant Program

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Victoria, BC

Heritage Revitalization Agreement (HRA)

BC | Bricks & Mortar

New Westminster, BC

Heritage Tax Incentive Program

BC | Programming & Organization Development

Victoria, BC

Permissive Property Tax Exemption Bylaw

BC | Programming & Organization Development

Surrey, BC

Restore It Grant

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Vancouver, BC

Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Grant Program

BC | Bricks & Mortar

Richmond, BC

Heritage Incentive Policy

YT | Bricks & Mortar

Whitehorse, YT

Historical Properties Stewardship Rebate

YT | Programming & Organization Development

Dawson City, YT

Development Incentive Program: Heritage Preservation

NT | Bricks & Mortar

Yellowknife, NT

Downtown District Density Transfer

AB | Programming & Organization Development

Calgary, AB

Financial & Rehabilitation Incentives

AB | Programming & Organization Development

Edmonton, AB

Civic Heritage Policy

SK | Programming & Organization Development

Saskatoon, SK

Façade Conservation and Renovation Program

SK | Bricks & Mortar

Saskatoon, SK

Heritage Property Tax Incentive

SK | Programming & Organization Development

Regina, SK

Maple Creek Heritage Conservation Incentive Program

SK | Bricks & Mortar

Maple Creek, SK

Gail Parvin Hammerquist Fund City-Wide Program Conservation Grant

MB | Bricks & Mortar

Winnipeg, MB

Heritage Conservation Tax Grant Program

MB | Programming & Organization Development

Winnipeg, MB

Heritage Tax Credit

MB | Programming & Organization Development

Brandon, MB

Commercial Corridor Housing Loan and Grant Program

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Hamilton, ON

Designated Heritage Property Grant

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Kitchener, ON

Designated Heritage Property Grant Program

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Markham, ON

Designated Property Grants

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Sault Ste Marie, ON

Development Charge Exemption for Protected Heritage Properties

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Hamilton, ON

Downtown Grimsby Façade Improvement Grant Program

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Grimsby, ON

Downtown, Old East Village, and SoHo Façade Improvement Loan

ON | Bricks & Mortar

London, ON

Downtown and Old East Village Tax Grant

ON | Programming & Organization Development

London, ON

Heritage Organization Development Grant Program – ON

ON | Programming & Organization Development

The Heritage Organization Development Grant provides historical societies, museums and other heritage associations, located throughout the province, with a portion of their annual operating support.

Government of Ontario

Hamilton Community Heritage Fund Loan Program

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Heritage Conservation Grant Program (HHCGP)

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Heritage Property Grant Program (HHPGP)

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Hamilton, ON

Hamilton Tax Increment Grant Program

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Hamilton, ON

Heritage Community Improvement Plan (CIP) - Development Charge Equivalent Grant

ON | Programming & Organization Development

London, ON

Heritage Community Improvement Plan (CIP) - Tax Increment Grant Program

ON | Programming & Organization Development

London, ON

Heritage Property Grants Program

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Kingston, ON

Heritage Property Tax Refund Program

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Kingston, ON

Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Toronto, ON

Heritage Property Tax Rebate Program

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Sault Ste Marie, ON

Heritage Property Tax Relief Program

ON | Programming & Organization Development

Peterborough, ON

Port Hope Heritage

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Port Hope, ON

Toronto Heritage Grant Program

ON | Bricks & Mortar

Toronto, ON

Arrondissement de Fleurimont projet Rues principales: Programme d'aide à la rénovation des façades

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Sherbrooke, QC

Fonds culturels dans MRC du Rocher Percé

QC | Programming & Organization Development

Rocher-Percé

Intervention and restoration of heritage buildings located in a heritage district

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Québec, QC

Le Programme d'aide à la restauration et à la rénovation des bâtiments à valeur patrimoniale

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Montréal, QC

Programme d'aide à la restauration patrimoniale

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Rivière-du-loup, QC

Programme d'aide professionnelle pour la mise en valeur du patrimoine immobilier de la Ville de Rimouski

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Rimouski, QC

Programme de Revitalisation - secteur vieux village

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Verchères, QC

Programme de revitalisation - Volet 1 & 2

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Coaticook, QC

Revitalisation du Vieux-Boucherville

QC | Bricks & Mortar

Boucherville, QC

Heritage Conservation Grant

NB | Bricks & Mortar

Saint John, NB

Heritage Conservation Plan Grant

NB | Programming & Organization Development

Saint John, NB

Heritage Maintenance Grant

NB | Bricks & Mortar

Saint John, NB

Moncton Heritage Preservation Review Board Heritage Incentives Strategy

NB | Programming & Organization Development

Moncton, NB

Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) Heritage Incentive Program

NS | Bricks & Mortar

Cape Breton, NS

Community Grants - Community History

NS | Programming & Organization Development

Halifax, NS

Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) Heritage Incentive Program

NS | Bricks & Mortar

Halifax, NS

Heritage Property Incentive Program

NS | Bricks & Mortar

East Hants, NS

Heritage Registered Church Fund

NS | Bricks & Mortar

Digby, NS

Heritage Financial Incentives Program

NL | Bricks & Mortar

St John’s, NL

Heritage Incentive Program: Grant

PE | Programming & Organization Development

Charlottetown, PE

The Heritage Tax Rebate Program

PE | Programming & Organization Development

Summerside, PE
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