Conservation Advice and Conservation Work Grants

Owners of a registered municipal heritage property (including those located within an approved municipal heritage conservation district) may apply for a conservation advice grant to support up to 50% of the costs to prepare the conservation advice report up to a maximum of $3,000. 

Only registered municipal heritage properties used either for religious worship or community, non-profit purposes are eligible, may apply for a conservation work grant to support up to 50% of the eligible conservation work costs up to a maximum of $7,500 every two years. 

Revised Program Guidelines

As outlined in the program guidelines, while formal approval cannot be provided until April 1, new application deadlines of March 15 and May 15 have been introduced for 2019-20.  After May 15, submitted applications will be assessed based on date of receipt and the program’s fiscal ability.  In all cases, the new deadline to submit a final report will be November 15, 2019. Should you have any questions on these grants or would like to obtain an application form and guideline document, please call 902-424-5647.

Tax Rebate

In addition to the grants described above, Service Nova Scotia continues to offer a Provincial Tax Rebate (under the Sales Tax Act).  This program provides heritage property owners a full rebate of the provincial sales tax paid for eligible materials used for the repair, improvement or restoration of the exterior of a heritage property. An overview of this rebate program, including the application form, can be found at:

Communities, Culture and Heritage 2019-2020 Heritage Development Fund