BCHF News Reopening fund for heritage organizations now accepting applications

Reopening fund for heritage organizations now accepting applications

The Department of Canadian Heritage’s Museums Assistance Program is now accepting applications for assistance with ongoing operating costs through the Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations.

This assistance will help heritage organizations that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors. For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, visit Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations.

Not-for-profit organizations with a heritage collection, such as museums, archives, and historic sites, may be eligible to receive funding. Indigenous organizations with a heritage collection are also encouraged to apply. Organizations can receive between $1,000 and $100,000 in emergency support.

Applications will be accepted through the new Canadian Heritage Funding Portal. In order to proceed with your application, you must have completed the applicant profile section, which includes uploading required documents.

Clients who submit an application will receive an automatic acknowledgement message confirming receipt of their application.

While the deadline to apply for funding is October 20, applicants are encouraged to apply early as funds are limited.