To better serve our heritage stakeholders, program guidelines and application forms for the 2017-18 Heritage Grants under the Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) are now available at: http://cch.novascotia.ca/exploring-our-past/heritage-property/what-kind-financial-support-can-i-receive-conserve-my
Owners of a registered municipal heritage property (including those located within an approved municipal heritage conservation district) may apply for a conservation advice grant to support 50% of the costs to prepare the conservation advice report to a maximum of $3,000.
Only registered municipal heritage properties used either for religious worship or community, non-profit purposes are eligible, may apply for a conservation work grant to support up to 50% of the eligible conservation work costs to a maximum of $7,500 every two years. Please review the revised program guidelines to ensure the scope of proposed work can be considered.
In addition to the grants described above, Service Nova Scotia continues to offer a Provincial Tax Rebate (under the Sales Tax Act). This program provides heritage property owners a full rebate of the provincial sales tax paid for eligible materials used for the repair, improvement or restoration of the exterior of a heritage property. An overview of this rebate program, including the application form, can be found at: http://cch.novascotia.ca/exploring-our-past/heritage-property/what-kind-financial-support-can-i-receive-conserve-my
Should you have any questions on these incentives, or would like to obtain an application form and guideline document, please contact the office of the Heritage Property Program and Strategic Development Initiative Coordinator at 902-424-5647.
Heritage Property Program: http://cch.novascotia.ca/exploring-our-past/heritage-property
Strategic Development Initiative http://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/strategic-development-initiative
Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/pages/standards-normes.aspx