The Columbia Basin Trust is dispersing $2 million to support 42 projects for its 2018 intake for heritage grants.
Strategic advisor Wayne Lundeberg says the funds come through their built heritage grants and heritage, museum and archives grants programs.
“The board has committed about $7 million in three years for heritage so the built heritage (program) specifically has $2 million a year in it over three years.”
He adds “(we) decided to actually put together a program that specifically addressed not only fixing heritage buildings when they needed it, but to do planning, to develop statements of significance for them to be proactive in maintenance.”
One of the grants is earmarked for the Kimberley District Heritage Society.
They get over $8,000 dollars to paint the exterior at the old Marysville schoolhouse.
One of the larger grants for our region is worth $300,000 to conserve structural artifacts and stained glass windows at St. Eugene Mission Church.
– Wayne Lundeberg – Strategic Advisor, Columbia Basin Trust