What kind of financial support can I receive to conserve my registered heritage property?

Heritage Property

Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage)

What kind of financial support can I receive to conserve my registered heritage property?

The Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) recognizes the culture and heritage value of our built heritage and supports conservation measures for properties registered under the Heritage Property Act. 

Conservation Work Grants

The Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) recognizes the culture and heritage value of our built heritage and supports conservation measures for properties registered under the Heritage Property Act (HPA). This grant program will build capacity by our local heritage carpenters, contractors, and property owners to complete the conservation work projects.

The Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) invests in conservation work projects carried out by the property’s owner or eligible organization to ensure their exterior appearance and core structure maintains the property’s unique heritage values.

To apply, please review the program’s Guidelines document before completing an Application Form.

Guidelines for Conservation Work

Application Form for Conservation Work

The deadline to receive completed application submissions is April 30, 2022.  While submissions may be accepted after this date, they will be assessed based on need and the program's fiscal ability.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Barrett kevin.barrett@novascotia.ca or 902-223-5712.

 

Conservation Advice Grants

The Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) recognizes the culture and heritage value of our built heritage and supports conservation measures for heritage properties registered under the Heritage Property Act (HPA).  This grant program will build the professional capacity of appropriate conservation measures for our architects, engineers and/or qualified persons.

The Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) invests in conservation advice projects carried out by the property’s owner or eligible organization to ensure the exterior appearance and core structure of the registered heritage property maintains the property’s unique heritage values. 

To apply, please review the program’s Guidelines document before completing an Application Form.

Guidelines for Conservation Advice

Application Form for Conservation Advice

There are no deadlines for submissions for a proposed conservation advice project.  All submissions will be assessed based on need and the program's fiscal ability.

If you have any questions, please contact Kevin Barrett kevin.barrett@novascotia.ca or 902-223-5712.

 

Tax Rebate

Service Nova Scotia offers a Provincial Tax Rebate (under the Sales Tax Act). Heritage property owners are eligible for a full rebate of the provincial sales tax paid for materials used on the exterior of the building.

If you have any questions about this tax rebate program, please contact the Refund/Rebate Unit is at 1-800-565-2336.

Service NS Tax Rebate for Heritage Guidelines and Application

Tax Rebate Application - Municipal Confirmation Letter

 

 

Heritage is that which society inherits from previous generations and deems worthy of taking special measures to preserve for future generations