The British Columbia History Digitization Program is now accepting submissions for project funding. The program, launched by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in 2006, provides matching funds to support projects that make unique British Columbia content freely available.
The program will be accepting applications for the 2020/2021 funding year. Applicants can receive up to $15,000 of matching funds for their projects. Multi-year projects are accepted while each year of a project must still go through the adjudication process.
In 2019, the program awarded more than $160,000 for 17 projects. The wealth and diversity of unique British Columbia content to be digitized is impressive. Since its inception in 2006, the program has awarded more than $2 million of matching funds for more than 250 projects.
Applications are due by Monday, Dec. 16. Information about the application process as well as the guidelines and application form are available on the BCHDP website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/bchdp-applicant-information/.
The Guidelines and Instructions as well as the Application Form have been updated in response to feedback so please review and use the updated versions.
For more information about the program and to view past projects, please visit the BC History Digitization Program website @ https://ikblc.ubc.ca/initiatives/bcdigitinfo/