There are currently several grant programs for owners of heritage-designated buildings in Victoria.
Houses (administered by the Victoria Heritage Foundation)
The House Grants Program of the Victoria Heritage Foundation (VHF) promotes the preservation of heritage-designated residences in Victoria by assisting their owners with the costs of restoration and repair of their buildings. This includes buildings that were built as single-family residences and now have multiple units or other uses.
Each year, the VHF receives funds from the City of Victoria and allocates them to homeowner applicants. Owners are restricted to one application per fiscal year per property, but a grant application may contain more than one project. If a grant is approved, the work must be completed within the year.
The House Grants Program may cover a portion of project costs, subject to VHF priorities and the availability of funds.
Commercial or Institutional Buildings (administered by the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust)
The Victoria Civic Heritage Trust provides grants to owners of heritage properties that were not built as single-family residences. This includes commercial and institutional buildings, historic apartment buildings and properties in these categories that have been converted to other uses.
Grants are subject to the availability of funds and the number of applicants. For further information contact the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust at 250-727-8482 or firstname.lastname@example.org.