Grant Name: Built Heritage Funding Programs


Applications accepted between January 1 – last business day of February



Annual deadline: last business day in February


This program is a matching grant program to assist owners of designated heritage resources with restoration projects. The grant program is based on availability of funding which is approved by the city council as part of the annual budget.


Owners of properties designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act can apply for grant funding every 2 years

Eligible Projects:

  • Rehabilitation of heritage attributes including the protection and repair of existing materials, form and integrity.
  • Replication of heritage attributes which still exist, but which are beyond restoration. This can include windows, porches, decorative woodwork or masonry.
  • Restoration of heritage attributes that have been lost, where there is documentary evidence showing the missing feature. The documentary evidence should be related to the specific building for which grant funding is requested. In special circumstances, contextual evidence from the local neighbourhood may be appropriate.
  • Structural work, such as foundation repair, at the discretion of heritage staff.
  • Restoration of cladding such as returning a building to its original paint colour or repointing or non-abrasive cleaning of masonry. Note that paint restoration and masonry cleaning are only grant eligible once for an individual property.
  • Technical studies including, but not limited to, building condition assessments, engineering/stabilization reports, paint analysis.
  • Interior restoration work where the specific building element is included in the designation and listed in the Statement of Cultural Heritage Value.

How to Apply?

Complete application form Heritage Grant ApplicationPDF opens in a new tab or window

Photographs of the building and area(s) where restoration work is being proposed

Copies of two quotes for the work that will be completed

Funding Amount

Match up to 50% of the total cost of conservation work
Maximum of $10’000 (small-scale buildings)
Maximum of $25’000 (large-scale buildings)

Contact Information

Greg MacPherson, Heritage Planner
Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424 ext. 23665 – Email:

Processing Fee



Ottawa, Ontario

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