Huron County, ON – 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.
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 Goderich Little Theatre’s production of The Great Storm, exhibit enhancement funds for the North Huron Museum as well as a 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.
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For more information contact: Meighan Wark, Director of Cultural Services, County of Huron at 519.524.2686 ext. 208.