Transportation/Industrial Artifact Conservation Grant

Transportation or Industrial Artifact Conservation Grants provide funding for the preservation or restoration of transportation and industrial artifacts that have a distinctive or significant connection to Alberta's history.

In general, this means:
  • The first artifact of its kind
  • The last remaining
  • The best example
  • Having direct association with a key historic event or figure

It must also have been built in or had a long period of continuous use within Alberta. The applicant must establish the special significance of the artifact to Alberta.

Assistance is restricted to costs associated with the restoration of artifacts and not for artifact purchase, engine maintenance or total reproduction.

One-time matching grants are awarded up to 50% of eligible project value, up to a $25,000.

Annual Application Deadlines

  • First working day of February (funding decision released in June or July)
  • First working day of September (funding decision released in December or January)

Guidelines and Application Form

Eligible Applicants

Only municipalities and organizations registered in Alberta are eligible to apply.

Application Requirements

The application must include a Transportation/Industrial Artifact Conservation Grant Application Form and contractor's estimates for proposed work.

For a complete list of application requirements, refer to the application form.


The following are considered when assessing the application:
  • The heritage significance of the artifact
  • Ability of the proponent to conduct the work
  • Public accessibility
  • Grant program's budget

Funding Agreement and Grant Payments

Grant recipients will be asked to sign a Grant Funding Agreement. Grants are paid by submitting full or partial claims.

To make a claim, grant recipients must submit the following forms and, if applicable, invoices/or receipts of conservation expenses.

Work will be inspected by the Heritage Conservation Adviser.

For more information contact Carina Naranjilla, Program Coordinator, Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

Last reviewed/revised: March 16, 2017
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