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Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations: DEADLINE EXTENDED to November 29, 2021

20 Oct 2021 8:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

This funding will help heritage organizations that have felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen and safely welcome back visitors.

Not-for-profit organizations with a heritage collection, such as museums, archives, galleries and historic sites, may be eligible to receive funding. Indigenous organizations with a heritage collection are also encouraged to apply. Organizations can receive between $1,000 and $100,000 in reopening support.

For full details on program eligibility and information on how to apply, please visit Reopening Fund for Heritage Organizations:


Applications are accepted through the new Canadian Heritage Funding Portal: (CHFP). In order to apply through the portal, you will need to complete a three-step online application process.

1 – Create a User Profile

The individual that sets up the Applicant Profile and registers the organization should be the Authorized Representative, someone with signing authority for your organization. The Authorized Representative will be considered the signatory on the application form.

2 – Register your Organization

To register your Organization, you will need the following documents:

  • Proof of your organization’s legal status (letters patent/incorporation documents, partnership agreements, constitution, bylaws or other recognized documentation); if your organization is an unincorporated association without any by-laws or a constitution, you can attach a copy of meeting minutes or a list of your controlling members.
  • Direct Deposit Enrollment Form, stamped by a financial institution or accompanied by one supporting document (a void cheque, banking letter, or management letter). Direct Deposit Enrollment Forms can be downloaded from the portal.

3 – Submit an Online Application Form

To complete your MAP Reopening Funding Application, you will need the following documents:

            •Proof of signing authority (bylaws, constitution, Board resolution or other document)

            •Financial Statements from 2019 or last completed pre-pandemic fiscal year (audited if available)

Apply as soon as possible as funds are limited.

Our team is available to assist you with the new process from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Telephone: 1-866-811-0055

TTY (Teletype for the hearing impaired): 1-888-997-3123



Mike Steinhauer:

(il | he/him)

Manager, Heritage Programs

Heritage Group

Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada 

Cell: 873-354-5715


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