Designated Heritage Property Grant Program

We are committed to preserving the heritage and history of our community. In order to promote heritage revitalization projects, we offer a grant to help fund renovations, repairs or restoration on properties and buildings that have a heritage designation. We will match 50% of the eligible cost of the renovation, up to a maximum of $4,000, subject to available funds.

The grants are intended to assist property owners in the residential, commercial, and institutional tax classes with small to mid-size preservation and/or restoration projects that focus on the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing heritage attributes or the restoration of attributes that would contribute to the cultural heritage value of the property.

The Heritage Grant Program is designed to preserve and retain Caledon's heritage for generations to come. The program runs twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Review our Heritage Grant Guidelines to help you through the application process.

Apply for a grant

We encourage you to contact us prior to submitting a grant application to make sure that the work is eligible for funding. If your project is eligible, you will need to fill out a Designated Heritage Property Grant Program form and submit it (and all required paperwork) to the:

Town Hall
Heritage Resource Office
6311 Old Church Rd.
Caledon, ON L7C 1J6

Contact us to request this form.

The following information and documents are required:

  • The application form
  • Your name, address and phone number
  • The heritage designation of your property
  • A brief description of the renovation project (include photos, drawings and plans)
  • An explanation of how the project will preserve, restore or enhance the heritage attributes of your property
  • A description of the methods, materials and techniques
  • Two quotes from heritage contractors who have experience in the proposed work (re-pointing, etc.)
  • Your signature

You must complete the eligible work within three years of the grant approval date to receive funding. Once a site inspection confirms that the correct work has been completed and proof of payment is submitted for the work, the grant is then awarded.

Grant eligibility

To be eligible for the Designated Heritage Property Grant, your project must preserve, restore or enhance the heritage characteristics of the property. The property must be:

Your property is not eligible if:

  • The property is not designated as a Part IV or Part V building
  • The property is in tax arrears
  • You are subject to compliance and enforcement orders issued by the Town
  • It is owned by any level of government (except where a non-profit or community group is responsible for the maintenance of the property)
  • The proposed work is for an extension or addition to a heritage property that is of contemporary construction
  • The proposed work is for the interior unless it is identified in the designation by-law