What kind of financial support can I receive to conserve my registered heritage property?
Under the Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage), the Province of Nova Scotia offers grants to eligible owners of properties protected under the Heritage Property Act to better support these important heritage resources and to further the objectives of Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan: Excellence in Cultural Stewardship.
Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage)
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Conservation Work Grants
This grant program will support costs associated with the exterior conservation of an eligible registered heritage property. Costs to address core structural integrity issue will also be considered.
The Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) is not accepting new applications at this time. Please check back in February 2022 for the new 2022/23 Guide and Application Form for Conservation Advice grants.
Conservation Advice Grants
This grant program will support fees associated to prepare a conservation report by a professional (such as a licensed architect or engineer) engaged to advise on the exterior conservation or structural integrity of a building or monument/grave marker located within a cemetery registered under the Heritage Property Act.
The Heritage Development Fund (Built Heritage) is not accepting new applications at this time. Please check back in February 2022 for the new 2022/23 Guide and Application Form for Conservation Work Grants.
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.
Please contact Service Nova Scotia at 902-424-2850 for more information about the tax rebate.