Huron County, Ontario – May 1, 2021 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.
Many initiatives from throughout Huron County have been supported by the Huron Heritage Fund since its inception. In recent years, projects have included support for the Van Egmond Foundation, Bayfield Historical Society, local historical publications, and restorations to St. Joseph’s Kingsbridge Community Centre.
“The County will contribute up to 50% of the costs of a project to a maximum of $5,000 based on applications received,” says Elizabeth French-Gibson, Acting 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 Huron County Museum’s website at https://www.huroncountymuseum.ca/huron-heritage-fund/.
The County of Huron asks the community to continue respecting all public health guidelines, including performing hand hygiene, practicing physical distancing, wearing masks and staying home if ill. Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.