Transportation and Industrial Artifact Conservation Grants

Apply for funding to preserve or restore eligible transportation/industrial artifacts.

Important dates

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

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.

Funding

Transportation/Industrial Artifact Conservation grants provide matching grants to organizations for the preservation or restoration of transportation or industrial artifacts.

Applicants are expected to contribute at least 50% of eligible project value.

An artifact may be approved for a one-time matching grant of up to $25,000.

An artifact is only eligible for one grant.

For more information read HPPP Guidelines for Conservation Projects.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants

The following Alberta registered organizations are eligible to apply:

  • non-profit organizations
  • municipalities
  • churches
  • First Nations
  • Metis Settlements

Ineligible applicants

  • Provincial government departments
  • Members of the Foundation’s board of directors
  • Friends organizations associated with government owned and operated historic sites and interpretive centres

Eligible artifacts

The transportation/industrial artifact must have distinctive or significant connection to Alberta’s history. In general, this means:

  • the first artifact of its kind
  • the last remaining
  • the best example
  • having direct association with a key historic event or figure

It must also have been built in or had a long period of continuous use within Alberta.

The applicant must establish the special significance of the artifact to Alberta.

Ineligible expenses

Assistance is restricted to costs associated with the restoration of artifacts.  The following are not eligible:

  • artifact purchase
  • engine maintenance
  • total reproduction

How to apply

Step 1. Review the guidelines

HPPP Guidelines for Conservation Projects

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

Transportation/Industrial Artifact Conservation Grant Application Form (PDF, 223 KB)

The application form consists of the following:

  • project plan
  • project budget
  • contractor's estimates for proposed work
  • other supporting documents listed in the application form

Step 4. Submit the application package

Mail or courier the application and all supporting documents to:

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

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

After you apply

Applications are evaluated using a number of factors, including:

  • the size or scale of the project
  • scope of the project
  • conservation priorities
  • ability of proponent to conduct the work
  • grant program’s budget

The board of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation 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 September grant cycle

How to claim the grant

Grant recipients shall access the grant by submitting full or partial claims. The claim must include proof of expenditures and proof of completed work.

Work will be inspected by the Heritage Conservation Adviser.

The grant claim will include the following:

Grant recipients will be asked to sign a Grant Funding Agreement.  The Agreement will identify the terms and conditions of the grant.

Reporting and conditions

Grant recipients have 3 years to claim the grant, complete the project and complete reporting requirements.

Grant recipients must publicly acknowledge the Foundation’s financial support. Recognition may be on print, online, through media outlets or event opportunities.

Contact

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

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