Awards Apply to the Centennial Legacy Fund by Dec. 31

Apply to the Centennial Legacy Fund by Dec. 31

Do you have a proposal for a BC history project? Apply to the BCHF’s Centennial Legacy Fund by Dec. 31 and get to work sharing and preserving public history in British Columbia.

The Centennial Legacy Fund was initiated in 2017 to acknowledge, in turn and collectively, Canada 150, British Columbia’s Union with Canada 1871 Sesquicentennial 2021, and the centennial of the founding of what is now called British Columbia Historical Federation, in 1922.

The Centennial Legacy Fund supports projects that encourage historical research in regards to British Columbia’s history, its communities and its diverse peoples.

Success applications will be ones that promote the preservation and marking of historical sites, natural features, and other objects and places of historical interest, as well as those that encourage research in British Columbia history particularly at the initiatory stages. BCHF will also assist in the publishing of historical sketches, studies and documents. In its selection, the executive may specify special themes, or it may establish priorities of the above noted goals.

Visit our website to complete the application form and to learn more.

Last year’s successful recipients were:

  • Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum (Masset, BC) — Boat building families of Greater Masset project – $4800
  • Jacqueline Pearce (Burnaby, BC) — Japanese Internment Haiku poetry project – $4300
  • Atlin Historical Society (Atlin, BC) — Transportation exhibition project – $900

Donate to the fund…

The Centennial Legacy Fund began with an endowment and is supported through donations to the BCHF. The BCHF will match donations received in a year to continue to replenish the fund and offer grants to BC history projects.