Important dates

Application deadlines are the first working day of February and October.

Overview

The Alberta Historical Resources Foundation is the principal heritage support agency of the Government of Alberta. The Foundation’s 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.

Funding

The maximum amount available is $3,000.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants and training

Receiving training

The applicant must be a permanent Alberta resident who wishes 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

Skills in heritage conservation may include painting, carpentry and masonry. A broad range of training courses may be eligible for consideration since educational needs will vary according to chosen trade or area of interest.

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
  • tools

Delivering training

Eligible applicants include registered organizations that wish to deliver courses and 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

HPPP Guidelines for Other Funding Streams

Step 2. Contact the program coordinator to check eligibility

Email the Program Coordinator at carina.naranjilla@gov.ab.ca or call 780-431-2305.

Step 3. Complete the application form and gather supporting documents

Fill out the Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund Application Form (PDF, 241 KB).

The application form consists of the following:

  • project plan
  • supporting documents listed on the application form

Step 4. Submit your application package

Mail or courier applications and supporting documents to:

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation
Old St. Stephen’s College Building
8820-112 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5T 5W2

Application deadlines are the first working day of February and 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

Program staff will assess the applications and provide funding recommendations to the board of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation. The board makes the funding decision.

Applicants will be notified about the results during the following times:

  • June/July for the February grant cycle
  • December/January for the October grant cycle

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.

Contact

To contact the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation’s Heritage Preservation Partnership Program:

Phone: 780-431-2305
Email: carina.naranjilla@gov.ab.ca