Heritage Grants

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Objectives of the Heritage Grant Program


Program Aim:

The Heritage Grant Program is an incentive program designed to encourage property owners to meet the spirit and intent of the Saint John Heritage Conservation Areas By-Law, as expressed in the National Standards for Conservation of Historic Places in Canada and Saint John's own series of Practical Conservation Guidelines. Heritage Grants are not construction subsidies; they are intended to assist owners to retain traditional materials and details of character-defining elements and, if necessary, replace them with new components, matching the original materials and profiles.

Categories of Grants

  1. Heritage Maintenance Grant: A grant of 25% up to a maximum of $750 per year available to properties without a Conservation Plan in place; also available to tenants for storefront signage.
  2. Heritage Conservation Grant: A grant of 25%-45% up to a maximum of $7,500 per year to support large conservation projects for properties which have a Conservation Plan in place. There are two levels of funding provided by the Conservation Grant, depending on the nature of the project:

    a) Minor funding: 25% up to a maximum of $7,500 for maintenance work, as outlined in the Conservation Plan.

    b) Major funding: 45% up to a maximum of $7,500 for restoration work to original character-defining elements, and for major projects such as masonry or structural repair.

  3. Heritage Conservation Plan Grant: A grant provided to offset the cost of retaining a design professional (architect or engineer) to prepare a Conservation Plan for designated heritage properties. A Conservation Plan provides the property owner with a phased plan to undertake required heritage/structural work. 50% of the cost is funded up to a maximum of $1,500.

Policy on Approval of Grants

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Heritage Permit

Heritage Grant Program - Policy

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Heritage Grant Program - Application Form

Growth & Community - Heritage Conservation

Heritage Conservation
(506) 658-2835
10th Floor, City Hall
PO Box 1971
Saint John, NB
E2L 4L1

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