Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Heritage Foundation Announces 2012 Fisheries Heritage Preservation Grants

The Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador (HFNL), is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Fisheries Heritage Preservation Program. This provincial granting program is designed to assist in the preservation of fisheries-related structures throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

“The Fisheries Heritage Preservation Program has proven to be one of our most popular and successful programs. Indeed, the results of the preservation program are very impressive,” says George Chalker, Executive Director, HFNL.

“Traditional fisheries buildings have defined the look of our coastal communities. Significant inshore fisheries infrastructure throughout the province, including flakes, stages, and fishing premises, are under threat. Much of this remarkable heritage is being lost with each passing year, and much more of it is threatened. Once they vanish, they cannot be replaced,” says Chalker.

The Fisheries Heritage Preservation Program may provide funding to individuals, communities and non-profit groups to restore stages, stores, net lofts and other buildings associated with the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery. Assistance will be provided for the preservation and restoration of heritage features using original materials.

Grants will be available for up to $2000 per property, or up to $10,000 for community-based projects involving multiple structures. Priority will be given to communities which have not received fisheries heritage funding in the past.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 31, 2012.

Download guidelines and application forms at or phone 1-888-739-1892, ext.4.

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