Municipalities occasionally offer support for heritage. Current programs include:
- St. John’s – Heritage Financial Incentives Program (grants and fee waivers)
- Bonavista – Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation (research, project management, occasional funding)
A number of other funding programs can apply toward the restoration of heritage buildings. Most of these are accessible to either not-for-profit organizations or businesses:
The JobsNL Wage Subsidy Program may be an option for employers (both profit and not-for-profit) to cover some labour costs.
Established not-for-profit organizations or local governments can apply to the Community Enhancement Employment Program. Any funds awarded through these programs for the purpose of exterior restoration can count towards the owner’s contribution.
Businesses, communities and organizations may also contact the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency to discuss funding opportunities as well as the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation.
This Place Matters is the National Trust’s crowdfunding competition that directs much-needed funding to historic places.
The National Trust’s Find Funding Tool contains information about and links to foundations, corporations, and government departments that support heritage conservation and events, and programming for historic places.