Laura Reid with the Heritage Chilliwack Society in front of the Kipp Retirement House on Wellington Avenue. (Jenna Hauck/The Progress file)

Heritage Chilliwack launches new grant for heritage home owners

The grant of up to $500 is for Chilliwack home owners applying for heritage designation

Heritage home owners in Chilliwack seeking official heritage designation may be eligible for a new funding grant.

Heritage Chilliwack Society just announced a new Heritage Designation Grant of up to $500, to cover the municipal application fees.

“Owners of homes or buildings listed on the 1991 City of Chilliwack Heritage Inventory that have applied to the City of Chilliwack for designation are eligible for Heritage Chilliwack’s Heritage Designation Grant,” said Laura Reid, spokesperson of Heritage Chilliwack Society.

The fee for City of Chilliwack is currently $320 to make an application, and the grant offers up to $500.

“Formal (heritage) designation is a legislative tool and a way of publicly acknowledging a home or building’s historic value to our community,” said Reid.

Sometimes homeowners seek designation to express their pride of ownership and to conserve the properties for future generations.

“Many heritage buildings have character defining elements and often contain historic materials and unique architectural features that are difficult and expensive to replicate.

“Designation can help preserve these features,” she said.

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Heritage Chilliwack Society will award one grant yearly. Recipient will be chosen from eligible applications. Deadline is June 30, 2018. For more details email: heritagechilliwack@gmail.com

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