BCHF News 150 Time Immemorial Grants announced

150 Time Immemorial Grants announced

Heritage BC has announced winners of the 150 Time Immemorial Grant Program which will see the funding of 92 projects in 54 B.C. communities. The criteria include highlighting cultural awareness, educating people about B.C.’s colonial past and its ongoing impacts, advancing reconciliation and promoting inclusivity and diversity. The Province of B.C provided $10 million for the program that is being delivered through Heritage B.C. See details and an interactive map HERE.

“The projects being funded are truly inspirational in their innovation and partnership collaboration” says Kirstin Clausen, executive director of Heritage BC. “This grant is encouraging the broadening of the definition of heritage to include what is described as intangible cultural heritage. Heritage BC is excited to connect with many organizations and local governments who might not have considered themselves aligned with heritage. Yet their projects are responding to the values of reconciliation, diversity and resiliency – values very important to the modern context of heritage”.