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Heritage grants

What you need to know

On June 29, 2022, Council adopted the Capital Plan 2023-2026 which allocated the multi-year budget for the three heritage grant programs to continue supporting citywide heritage conservation for another four-year term:

We fund 3 grants to support heritage conservation citywide and help preserve heritage buildings and assets in Vancouver.

What's happeningApplications are open for the 2024 Heritage Incentive Program

Submit your expression of interest by Friday, June 29, 2024.

Learn more and apply

The Heritage Facade Rehabilitation grant program is open all year-round.

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. Review the policies and procedures  (979 KB)
  2. Review the step-by-step guide on preparing to complete the expression of interest form  (761 KB)
  3. Complete the expression of interest form. You have the option to save your progress by clicking "save and continue" on the top-right corner of the survey.

Key dates

  • Expressions of interest are due Friday, June 29, 2024
  • Development permit application documentation is due by Friday, October 4, 2024

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. Review the policies and procedures (135 KB)
  2. Review the step-by-step guide on preparing to complete the application form (756 KB)
  3. Complete the application form. You have the option to save your progress by clicking "save and continue" on the top-right corner of the survey.

Heritage Conservation Grants Program

The Heritage Conservation Grants 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

Elijah Sabadlan
elijah.sabadlan@vancouver.ca
604-873-7056