Funding support for small projects in BC history and community archives 

Small projects can make a big difference!

Hi Funds Fans!  For those of you passionate about preserving history, here are two funding sources that can help.  My apologies for the short notice on the first one but have no fear because there are many professional writers available that can whip up a great proposal in no time.  In fact, last night the Fraser Valley Chapter of the Professional Writers Association of Canada celebrated it’s inaugral meeting!

Now, where’s the money?  The Terry Reksten Memorial Fund offers an award of $1,000 to a community archives in British Columbia to assist in the work of acquiring, preserving, indexing or disseminating information on the archival documentary heritage of British Columbia. The award is administered by the Friends of the British Columbia Archives.  Application deadline: June 30 each year.  Grant applications by e-mail are preferred.

The History Education Network (THEN/HiER) will consider requests for support up to a maximum of $2,500 anytime during the year.  This is the first pan-Canadian organization devoted to promoting and improving history teaching and learning by bringing together the multiple and varied constituencies involved in history education. Their goal is to stimulate an active, participatory dialogue among the various communities of history educators, a dialogue that explores how best to improve history education in all its forms through more research-informed practice (from kindergarten to graduate school) and more practice-informed research.

They welcome proposals from organizations and individuals, including graduate students, as well as others engaged in history education research and practice in Canada.   Please note that they will attempt to achieve a balance across proposals funded in order to have representation from the diverse institutions devoted to history education. These could include, but are not limited to, university faculties of education and departments of history, museums, social studies and history teachers’ professional associations, historical societies and cultural foundations.  Applications should be emailed as a single attachment to

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