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)
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.
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.
To assist you with completing an application form, please review the sample document below.
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.