London Endowment for Heritage

About the London Endowment for Heritage Fund 

LCF and City of London joint logos

This fund was established at the direction of City of London Council (January 1993) to develop a viable model for establishing a community heritage fund. London Community Foundation was selected to be the conduit to manage the endowment and application intake process. The London Advisory Committee on Heritage (LACH) assesses the applications and allocates the grants annually. 

CLOSED - Will begin accepting applications February 2017 with a submission deadline of April 4, 2017.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY NOTE: At least one calendar year must elapse from year grant received. ie. 2016 recipients of a London Endowment for Heritage fund grant cannot apply in 2017. 

PREVIEW 2016 Application for Architectural Heritage stream 

PREVIEW 2016 Application for Archaeological, Cultural Landscapes, Moveable and Natural Heritage streams

Currently, the heritage streams that benefit from this program are as follows: 

Type 
Basic Criteria
2017 Deadline
Archaeological Heritage
Projects considered for funding will promote awareness and further the study of archaeology in the City of London, and be of benefit to the community of London.
April 4
Architectural Heritage
Projects considered for funding must conserve, restore, reconstruct and/or repair the heritage features of the property. Qualified applicants are owners of designated heritage properties under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act located in London, Ontario.
 
April 4
Cultural Landscapes
Projects considered for funding will promote awareness of cultural heritage landscapes and be of benefit to the community of London.
April 4
Moveable Heritage
Projects considered for funding will promote awareness of moveable heritage and be of benefit to the community of London. Moveable heritage is defined as publicly or privately owned material resources that can be moved from location to location. Broad categories include artifacts, archival materials and art. 
April 4
Natural Heritage
Projects considered for funding will  promote awareness of natural heritage and be of benefit to the community of London.
April 4
Questions? 

Heritage Related: Kyle Gonyou, Heritage Planner - kgonyou [at] london [dot] ca | 519-661-2500 x 5344

Application Process Related: Lori Runciman, Director, Grants - grants [at] lcf [dot] on [dot] ca | 519-667-1600 x 105

2015 Grants

Corporation of the City of London, $6,250.00

Heritage Homeowners Restoration & Repair Projects (Architectural Heritage Category)

Hamilton Signals, $250.00

Artifacts display about communication during the Boer War and WWI at the Western District Fair

Museum London, $1,700.00

Get Cooking London! Exhibition displaying artifacts and oral histories that explore shared experiences of cooking from different cultures of the past and present

Museum of Ontario Archaeology $2,300

Preservation of the museum’s archaeological and ethnographic objects over multiple generations

St. Paul's Cathedral $5,000

Invasive investigative restoration to the west eve of the north transept and 10’ along the north eve of the nave

Youth Opportunities Unlimited $3,300

Repairs to the decorative concrete footings and repainting of the millwork footings on the Cornerstone heritage building

2014 Grants

Corporation of the City of London$11,850.00

Heritage Homeowners Restoration & Repair Projects (Architectural Heritage Category)

Friends of the Coves Subwatershed Inc.$2,000.00

Artifacts display about communication during the Boer War and WWI at the Western District Fair

London Regional Children's Museum$2,000.00

Collections Renewal Project

Ontario Archaeological Society$950.00

2014 Canadian Archaeological Assocation's Annual Meeting in London, Ontario

The 1st Hussars Calvary Fund$1,500.00

Universal Patter Saddle Preservation project

Urban League of London$500.00

Old East Village Heritage Day

Click here for a description of 2013 grants made from this fund.