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The Heritage Preservation Partnership Program has been restructured. Although outstanding commitments will be honoured, no new grants were awarded in 2020.
The program will begin accepting applications again in 2021, with a deadline of October 1, 2021 for applications to the Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund. If you have any questions, contact Matthew Wangler, Executive Director, Historic Resources Management branch, at 780-438-8503 or [email protected].
There will only be one application intake. The deadline is the first working day of October.
Applicants will be notified of funding decisions in November or December.
Updated application form will be posted.
The Heritage Preservation Partnership Program (HPPP) provides matching grants and scholarship funds to support initiatives that preserve and interpret Alberta's heritage.
This fund aims to help develop skills in heritage conservation in Alberta by providing financial support to eligible individuals who wish to attend training and organizations who wish to deliver training in heritage conservation.
The Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund was established through a generous donation from the daughters of the late Bob Etherington, who was a journeyman carpenter and joiner and a building inspector with the City of Calgary.
For more information, read the HPPP Guidelines for Other Funding Streams.
The maximum amount available is $3,000.
Eligible applicants and training
The applicant must be a permanent Alberta resident planning to attend an eligible course/workshop in heritage conservation work. Preference is given to individuals who are one of the following:
- registered Alberta apprentice
- certified journeyperson
- tradesperson working in Alberta holding a recognized trade certificate (Red Seal)
- student in a heritage trades pre-employment program
A broad range of training courses may be eligible for consideration since educational needs will vary according to chosen trade or area of interest. These include courses/workshops in heritage conservation such as painting, carpentry and masonry.
For journeypersons or apprentices, it is expected that planned training courses will augment existing technical knowledge and skills training acquired through apprenticeship programs or enhance work experience.
In general, the proposed training should reflect current heritage conservation principles as well as hands-on experience with relevant materials and proven conservation techniques.
The funds may support the applicant’s:
- tuition fees
- textbooks, course materials and supplies
- travel expenses
- accreditation expenses
Eligible applicants include registered organizations that wish to deliver training (courses/workshops) on heritage conservation.
Training must be attended by Albertans. The proposed training should reflect current heritage conservation principles as well as hands-on experience with relevant materials and proven conservation techniques.
The funds may support:
- trainer’s fees
- course materials and supplies
- trainers' travel expenses
How to apply
Step 1. Review the guidelines
Step 2. Contact the program coordinator for more information
Step 3. Complete the application form and gather supporting documents
Fill out the Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund Application Form (PDF, 71 KB).
The application form consists of the following:
- project plan
- supporting documents listed on the application form
Step 4. Submit your application package
Drop off, mail, send by courier, or email application to:
Heritage Preservation Partnership Program
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820 112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 5W2
Application deadline is the first working day of October.
After you apply
Applications are evaluated using a number of factors, including but not limited to:
- quality and benefits of training to individual/Albertans
- qualifications/experience of the applicant
- program budget
Applicants will be notified of the funding decisions in November or December.
Funds will be paid to successful applicants once the approval process is complete.
Funds recipients are asked to submit proof of completion of the training, a report on the outcomes of the training, within a year from receiving/delivering the training.
Connect with the Program Coordinator: