Apply for funding to preserve historic properties

The Historic Properties Assistance program (HPA) provides technical and financial support for privately-owned historic properties in Yukon.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • individuals,
  • community groups,
  • societies,
  • Yukon First Nations governments,
  • municipalities, and
  • businesses.

This program provides funding to applicants who own historically significant properties. Eligible projects include work to preserve, restore, develop or interpret these properties.

Properties must be included in Yukon Historic Sites Inventory to be eligible. If you want your property to be included in the inventory, or want to know if it already is, contact the historic sites project officer. You can email heritage.grants@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5386 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5386.

Applicants' work plans must follow the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada.

Available funding

This program provides funding on a matching basis. This means, if your application is successful, that we will match the amount you spend on eligible costs up to a maximum $10,000 per year, per project.

Properties that are designated as national, territorial or municipal historic sites may be eligible for funding up to a maximum of $20,000.

The number of successful applicants affects the amount of funding available for each project.

Funding limits are determined annually.

Apply to the fund

  1. Contact the historic sites project officer. They can assist with your application.
  2. Complete the HPA guidelines and application form.
  3. Submit the completed form along with any necessary documentation.
    Email: heritage.grants@gov.yk.ca
    Fax: 867-667-8023
    Mail:
    Government of Yukon
    Historic Sites Unit (L-2)
    Box 2703
    Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

We will review complete applications first and give them priority. We may review incomplete applications once all information has been received, if funding is still available.

Application deadlines

The deadline to apply is March 1 at 5 p.m. PST.

Applications must be postmarked on or before the day of the deadline. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, it moves to the next business day.