Huron Heritage Fund deadline coming up fast

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HURON COUNTY – The deadline for individuals and organizations to apply for the Huron Heritage Fund is approaching quickly. The cut-off date to apply is May 1.

The purpose of the fund is to encourage the preservation of heritage assets and activities of heritage importance to the County of Huron and its residents, a press release said.

Previously, the fund has supported many initiatives, including the Van Egmond Foundation, Bayfield Historical Society, local historical publications, and restorations to St. Joseph’s Kingsbridge Community Centre.

“The County will contribute up to 50 per cent of the costs of a project to a maximum of $5,000 based on applications received,” Elizabeth French-Gibson, Acting Director of Cultural Services, said. “This investment leverages other groups or individuals to invest in Huron County’s heritage also.”

Projects considered will assist in the preservation and restoration of heritage landmarks, historic buildings, and objects of historical significance not owned by the County of Huron, the press release said.

You can find more information about the application process on the Huron County Museum’s website at www.huroncountymuseum.ca/huron-heritage-fund.

Cory Bilyea, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Wingham Advance Times