Indigenous Cultural Heritage Infrastructure Grant

March 1, 2022 - February 1, 2024

The Indigenous Cultural Heritage Infrastructure Grant supports projects that conserve, repair or develop Indigenous cultural heritage infrastructure. 

The goal of this grant is to support Indigenous communities to safeguard, revitalize and celebrate their heritage through cultural heritage infrastructure projects that include the conservation of structures, cultural heritage sites, landscapes, buildings and trails that support public and community access to cultural heritage resources. It also includes historical and cultural places, archives and cultural heritage collections that are of collective value to an Indigenous community. 

This funding is for Indigenous organizations in B.C. with a mandate or a focus that includes Indigenous cultural heritage. This can include First Nations bands, tribal councils, not-for-profit societies registered in B.C. that are in good standing and with more than half of the directors identifying as First Nations, and Indigenous-led museums and cultural spaces.

Register for our info session today!
Learn more about the grant and how to strengthen your application by registering for our live info session on December 2, 2021, 12-1 p.m. To register click here.

Funds for the 2021 recipients are delivered to recipients from the First Peoples’ Cultural Foundation (FPCF) through the Unique Heritage Infrastructure (UHI) grant, funded by the BC Heritage Branch. FPCC administers the program and provides ongoing project support to grant recipients. The funds for the 2022 recipients are delivered by FPCC and funded by FPCF through the BC 150 Time Immemorial Fund, Ministry of Municipal Affairs.

Heritage BC is also delivering funding that is open to all organizations. Applicants may apply for grants from both FPCC and Heritage BC, provided the applications are for different activities or separate parts of a larger project.

View our Information Webinar

The Indigenous Cultural Heritage Infrastructure Grant webinar is available for viewing.

The moderator for this event is FPCC Heritage Program Manager Karen Aird with panellists Lyndsie Bourgon from FPCC, and Genevieve Casault, Manager, Heritage Programs and Services Integrated Resources, Heritage Branch of BC.

We are here to help!

If you have any questions or would like assistance with your grant application please contact the program staff listed at the bottom of this page. FPCC staff are available to answer questions about grant eligibility, project proposal ideas, what activities are permitted during COVID-19 restrictions, which program or grant may be best for your project and more. 

Program Contact

Ursula Pfahler

Ursula joined FPCC’s Heritage team in November 2021 and is supporting the Heritage Program grants.

Ursula has worked with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in British Columbia as a community heritage planner and has supported initiatives across government agencies to safeguard Indigenous cultural heritage.