GATINEAU,QC, May 17, 2022 /CNW/ – Through its Documentary Heritage Communities Program (DHCP), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will contribute $13,991 in funding to the Annapolis Heritage Society, in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. The funded project aims to preserve and make accessible a collection of photographs.
Since 2015, LAC has been providing $1.5 million annually to support projects that promote awareness of local heritage organizations, preserve their collections or make them more accessible. This year, 38 projects (including 30 new projects) from archives, libraries and documentary heritage institutions across Canada will receive support from LAC
- The DHCP was created in 2015 to financially assist activities that enhance the visibility of, and access to, materials held by Canada’s local documentary heritage institutions. The program also aims to increase the capacity of local institutions to sustainably preserve, promote and showcase the country’s documentary heritage. At the end of the selection process, the DHCP will provide contributions for eligible applicants across Canada for a variety of projects that will allow citizens to access and engage with their nation’s history like never before.
- Incorporated and unincorporated non-profit organizations such as archives, privately funded libraries, historical societies, genealogical organizations and societies, professional library and archival associations, and museums with an archival component are eligible to apply for funding under the DHCP.
- Applications received by LAC are reviewed by an external advisory committee.
- Including the amounts allocated this year, LAC’s support for documentary heritage communities has totalled $12 million since the DHCP was launched in 2015.
- The next funding cycle will be launched in fall 2022.