Heritage property owners: The City invites you to apply for its 2022 Grant Program

The City is excited to kick off the new year with the opening of the 2022 Heritage Property Grant program.

The City’s Heritage Property Grant program provides owners of eligible properties a chance to receive funding to cover up to 50 percent of the total cost of an eligible project, to a maximum of $5,000, once every two years.

Grant applications will be accepted from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31 at 4:30 p.m.

“Part of what makes Kingston such a wonderful place to live is the well-maintained historic buildings. We are all stewards of the past, even as we move into the future.  Heritage property owners work hard to maintain their properties. Recognizing this, the City introduced this program to help heritage property owners preserve their highly-valued heritage assets for the future,” says Jennifer Campbell, Director of Heritage Services.

In 2021, 12 property owners were awarded funding through the Heritage Property Grant program to undertake important conservation work. These properties are all designated under the Ontario Heritage Act, either individually or as part of one of the City’s three Heritage Conservation Districts. Each awarded grant matches contributions made by the property owner.

Heritage property owners can find Heritage Property Grant eligibility details and an application for the Heritage Property Tax Refund program on the Heritage Grants/Tax Relief Programs page.