Heritage Grants

Heritage Grants

The Town of Conception Bay South allocates funding annually under its Heritage Grant Program to preserve municipally designated heritage properties. For a full list of these properties, please visit our Heritage webpage.

Purpose

The Heritage Grant Program aims to preserve municipally designated heritage properties within the Town of Conception Bay South. The program provides funding up to $5,000 toward the cost of preservation measures and restoration of exterior features only. 

Eligibility

The program is open to owners or guardians of residential structures and other designated heritage structures or properties within the town. 

The grant applies solely to properties, and is not applicable to individuals, groups, or events. Applicants must be in good standing with the Town and have no outstanding taxes.

Eligible work must align with the specific properties’ Statement of Significance and may include:

  • Preservation measures and/or restoration of exterior features only
  • Labour for the approved work
  • Shingle replacement
  • Repair or replacement of exterior doors and windows
  • Repair architectural features and clapboard

Financial Assistance

Successful applicants will receive payment upon completion of the work and the submission of all eligible receipts. The maximum amount that may be allocated as a grant will be influenced by the number of proposals received, and the type and cost of work being proposed. Any approved grant will be awarded at the completion of the work, and receipts will be required.

Upon review and project approval, a Letter of Agreement will be issued detailing the terms and conditions and the amount of funding approved. Payment of claims will be contingent upon the completion of proposed work and submission of copies of all invoices and cancelled cheques to the Department of Economic Development. Submissions can be sent to ecdev@conceptionbaysouth.ca.

All necessary permits must be obtained from the Town of Conception Bay South before commencing any work supported through the Heritage Grant Program. Proof of permits must be included with submitted claims.

Proposals must be received and reviewed by the Town before construction begins; grants will not be awarded to Heritage Grant projects that are under construction or completed. The Town reserves the right to inspect the property before and after the work.

Evaluation

The criteria for the allocation of funds among grant proposals are based on the following considerations:

  • heritage merit of the structure
  • demonstrated viability of the structure
  • established planning and commitment
  • whether or not the structure is in imminent danger of serious deterioration or demolition
  • project impact
  • geographic location

Submissions

A complete and detailed project description is essential when requesting funding. To ensure adequate information is included in the proposals, please submit the Heritage Grant Proposal Form, found below:

Heritage Grant Program Proposal Form

Include copies of any other relevant documentation associated with the proposal, such as:

  • quotes/cost estimates
  • any project drawings
  • supplemental historical information
  • images of improvement area
  • work schedule
  • details of revenue source
  • proof of ownership
  • historical significance designation

Submit proposals to the Town Hall, attention to the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, or email ecdev@conceptionbaysouth.ca.

Deadlines & Timeframe

Proposals will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. Late proposals will be accepted if funding permits.

  • Applications are due on Wednesday May 8, 2024. 
  • Receipts must be submitted by Friday, November 15, 2024. 
  • Projects must be completed by Friday, November 15, 2024. 

Questions?

For inquiries, please contact Economic Development and Tourism via email at ecdev@conceptionbaysouth.ca.

Disclaimer
Neither the Town of Conception Bay South nor any affiliates shall be responsible for the planning, design, or construction of repairs to property that is owned by the applicant. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied by the description of, application for, or participation in the Heritage Grant Program. The applicant is advised to consult with licensed architects, engineers, or building contractors before proceeding with final plans or construction.

 

 

 

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