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Heritage grants

What you need to know
What you need to know

On March 13, 2019, Council approved three new grant programs to support citywide heritage conservation:

We fund three grants to support heritage conservation citywide and help preserve heritage buildings and assets in Vancouver.

Heritage Incentive Program

The Heritage Incentive Program provides grants up to a maximum of $4-million per building for heritage conservation and seismic upgrades of buildings that are: 

  • Listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register and legally protected by a heritage designation bylaw
  • Privately owned commercial and non-commercial buildings, including by non-profits
  • Constructed primarily of unreinforced masonry, including when combined with heavy-timber post-and-beam, structural steel, unreinforced concrete, or other historic period structural assemblies

How to apply

  1. Read the policies and procedures  (405 KB)
  2. Complete the expression of interest form (525 KB)
  3. Submit by email, heritagegrants@vancouver.ca, or mail to:

City of Vancouver
Heritage Grants 
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver V5Y 1V4

Key dates

  • Expressions of interest are due June 3, 2020 at 4:30pm
  • Development permit application documentation is due by October 1, 2019

Heritage Façade Rehabilitation Program

The Heritage Façade Rehabilitation Program provides grants of up to $50,000 for the rehabilitation and seismic stabilization of the façades of registered heritage buildings.

Eligible work includes ground floor storefront conservation and seismic stabilization of major architectural components, as well as conservation of building envelope materials, windows, doors, historic signs and awnings, and architectural lighting.

Buildings eligible for funding must be:

  • Listed on the Vancouver Heritage Register
  • Privately owned commercial and non-commercial buildings, including by non-profits
  • Constructed primarily of unreinforced masonry

How to apply

  1. Read the policies and procedures (135 KB)
  2. Complete the application form (724 KB)
  3. Submit by email, heritagegrants@vancouver.ca, or mail to:

City of Vancouver
Heritage Grants 
453 West 12th Ave
Vancouver V5Y 1V4


Heritage House Conservation Program

The Heritage House Conservation Program supports conservation of privately owned single- or two-family homes, small apartment buildings, multi-family conversions, or similar buildings that are primarily wood-framed.

This program is managed by Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

How to apply

Visit the Vancouver Heritage Foundation website  for details.

Contact us

Maxine Schleger
maxine.schleger@vancouver.ca 
604-829-9472