Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund

This fund was established through a generous donation from the daughters of the late Bob Etherington, who was a journeyman carpenter and joiner and a building inspector with the City of Calgary.

This fund aims to help develop skills in heritage conservation in Alberta by providing financial support to eligible individuals who wish to attend training and eligible organizations who wish to deliver training in the conservation of historic buildings.

The maximum award per application is $3,000.

Annual Application Deadlines

  • First working day of February (funding decision released in June or July)
  • First working day of October (funding decision released in December or January)

Guidelines and Application Form

Eligibility

Receiving Training

The applicant must be a permanent Alberta resident who wishes to attend an eligible course/workshop in heritage conservation work. Preference is given to individuals who meet one of the following conditions:
  • Registered Alberta apprentice
  • Certified journeyperson
  • Tradesperson working in Alberta holding a recognized trade certificate (Red Seal)
  • Student in a heritage trades pre-employment program

Skills in heritage conservation may include painting, carpentry and masonry. A broad range of training courses may be eligible for consideration since educational needs will vary according to chosen trade or area of interest.

For journeypersons or apprentices, it is expected that planned training courses will augment existing technical knowledge and skills training acquired through apprenticeship programs or enhance work experience.

In general, the proposed training should reflect current heritage conservation principles as well as hands-on experience with relevant materials and proven conservation techniques.

The funds may support the applicant’s:
  • Tuition fees
  • Textbooks, course materials and supplies
  • Travel expenses
  • Accreditation expenses
  • Tools

Delivering Training

Eligible applicants include registered organizations that wish to deliver courses and workshops on heritage conservation.

Training must be attended by Albertans. The proposed training should reflect current heritage conservation principles as well as hands-on experience with relevant materials and proven conservation techniques.

The funds may support:
  • Trainer’s fees
  • Course materials and supplies
  • Trainers' travel expenses

The application will be assessed based on the benefits of the training to Albertans, the quality of the training program and the program budget.

Application Requirements

The application must include the Bob Etherington Heritage Conservation Fund Application Form along with a clear project plan. For a complete list of application requirements, refer to the application form.

Assessment

Applications will be assessed on a number of factors including the quality and benefits of training to individual/Albertans and qualifications/experience of the applicant.

Payment and Reporting Requirements

Funds will be paid to the recipient once the approval process is complete. The recipient is asked to submit proof of completion of the training, a report on the outcomes of the training, within a year from receiving/ delivering the training.

For more information contact Carina Naranjilla, Program Coordinator, Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.

Last reviewed/revised: January 20, 2017
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