The BC History Digitization Program (BCHDP) is now accepting applications for funding for digitization activities by private or public institutions and agencies.
Eligible applicants may receive up to $15,000 in matching funds for their projects, and can submit applications for multi-year initiatives.
The application deadline for the 2016 round of funding is December 19, 2016. Application forms and further guidelines are available on the BCHDF web site at: BCHDF Applicant Information.
The BCHDP is an initiative of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre at the University of British Columbia. The program provides financial support for digitization projects that will result in free online access to unique historical material from around the province.
In 2015, the BCHDP awarded more than $198,000 to 24 different community groups in BC. Projects have included digitization of community newspapers, photographic collections and church and museum archives. In total, the BCHDP has awarded more than $1.6 million dollars since its inception in 2006.
For more information or to view images of past projects, please visit the BC History Digitization Program.