Strategic Development Initiative

Heritage Funding

Strategic Development Initiative

The Strategic Development Initiative (SDI) program supports archives, community museums, municipal governments, not-for-profit groups and other bodies that are exploring common heritage objectives. This program assists sector organizations in their important heritage stewardship role by supporting the revitalizing and strengthening of the sector in new ways and through community partnerships.

The Strategic Development Initiative program will be open to applications starting 1 April 2023. You need to apply by 31 December 2023.

Program Guidelines (PDF)

Program Application (PDF)

Program queries should be sent to

Culture and arts go hand-in-hand to tell the world what we are all about and what we value. In Nova Scotia, our story is rich and diverse