May 1 is the next deadline for individuals and organizations to submit applications for the Huron Heritage Fund. Established in 2007, the purpose of the Huron Heritage Fund is to encourage the preservation of heritage assets and activities of heritage importance to the County of Huron and its residents.
To date, over 50 heritage initiatives in Huron County have received support from the County of Huron through this program. In recent years, projects have included support for the development of a virtual tour for the Bluewater Heritage Committee, exhibit enhancement funds for the North Huron Museum as well as an initiative by the Huron Historical Society to honour Jennie Smillie through a plaque in the Dr. Jennie Smillie Parkette, in the community of Hensall.
“The County will contribute up to 50% of the costs of a project to a maximum of $5,000,” according to Meighan Wark, Director of Cultural Services. This investment leverages other groups or individuals to invest in Huron County’s heritage also.
Projects will assist in the preservation and restoration of heritage landmarks, historic buildings, and objects of historical significance not owned by the County of Huron. Heritage publications and events also qualify for support under this program.
More information about the application process can be found on the County’s web site.
Brochures are also available at all branches of the Huron County Library.