Heritage Conservation Grants

By mmuise
Description:

The Heritage Conservation Grants Program incentivizes owners to maintain their properties in accordance of the Saint John Heritage Conservation Areas By-law.
The Heritage Conservation Grants support large conservation projects for properties that have a Conservation Plan in place. There are two levels of funding provided by the Conservation Grant, depending on the nature of the project: minor funding supports maintenance work, as outlined in the Conservation Plan; major funding supports restoration work to original character-defining elements, and for major projects such as masonry or structural repair.


Comments on Funding:

Funding will take the form of 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.

Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

The applicant must:

  • own a property that is a non-government owned designated heritage property located within one of the designated Saint John Conservation Heritage Areas and is covered by insurance;
  • be in good standing with the City of Saint John and shall not have unpaid property taxes;
  • not have any outstanding property-related by-law violations and/or building permit violations.
Application Steps:

Applicants must:

1. obtain a Certificate of Appropriateness (Heritage Permit) and building permit (if required);

2. complete and submit the application form.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit:
1. page extracts from the Heritage Conservation Plan that relate to the proposed work to be funded;
2. recent photographs of all sides of the building and detailed photographs of area related to proposed work;
3. written project cost estimate;
4. a completed application form;
5. the Grant Summary Form once the project work related to the grant application is complete in order to receive grant funding.

Other Things to Note:

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