Protecting heritage assets and supporting heritage, museum and archive work is important to preserve and share our history with future generations. We provide funding support through various programs and partner with Heritage BC to provide support to the heritage sector.
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- Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs support local heritage projects that provide additional value to Basin communities.
- If you need support making your non-profit organization stronger, our Non-profit Advisors Program can help you increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient.
- The Trust and Heritage BC have partnered to support a Basin-based Heritage Planner to provide support and strengthen the heritage, museum and archives sector in the region.
Creston Grain Elevators
The Creston grain elevators were built in 1935 and 1936. During their prime they were used to collect, store and ship locally grown wheat, barley, oats and rye. In 1971 they closed to public use and were sold to a private business person who used the premises to sell seed and feed and purchase grain from local farmers for shipment to Alberta and Vancouver.
In 2018, the Trust purchased the iconic grain elevators to help preserve the region’s history and share it with future generations. Conservation efforts are currently under way, follow the progress here.
The Trust and Heritage BC have partnered to support a Basin-based Heritage Planner to provide support and strengthen the heritage, museum and archives sector in the Basin.
The activities of the Heritage Planner will include items such as:
- addressing skills and professional development through advisory services, mentoring and training opportunities;
- partnering with organizations and existing delivery agents to maximize heritage, museums and archives education opportunities, such as conferences and workshops, and webinars;
- identifying funders and grant writing resources to support the financial well-being of the heritage and museum sector;
- monitoring and advising on the full range of local government heritage, planning issues, community heritage registers and heritage designation;
- monitoring and advising on the full range of museums and archives planning, policy, practices, and collections management;
- overseeing the maintenance of and additions to the Heritage Inventory and strategic directions for built heritage resources in the Basin;
- supporting the delivery of the Built Heritage Grants and the Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants.
Heritage Planner, Heritage BC
Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants
The Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants supported projects specific to current needs in the heritage, museum and archives sector, including planning, conservation, exhibits, collections and community engagement. The Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants were funded by Columbia Basin Trust and administered and managed by Heritage BC.
Detailed project lists are here:
- 2020 Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants
- 2019 Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants
- 2018 Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants
Built Heritage Grants
Built Heritage Grants helped organizations around the Basin protect and maintain heritage buildings through financial contributions to a broad range of heritage conservation work on built heritage assets. Over three years, the program provided over $5 million to help 47 heritage projects that supported the preservation, rehabilitation and/or restoration of built heritage resources in the region. Built Heritage Grants were funded by the Trust and managed by Heritage BC.
Detailed project lists are here:
This program is now closed.