Property must either be designated under Part IV or Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act or listed in the registry of important Heritage structures.
Work must conform to the Federal Guidelines for “The Preserving, Rehabilitating and Restoring of Historical Places”.
Work must conform to the design guidelines for the Heritage Conservation District administered by the Heritage Port Hope Advisory Committee (HPH) and the Municipality of Port Hope.
Only exterior restoration projects are to be considered.
The grants are intended to restore elements. Grants are not intended for general maintenance such as painting, repairs, roofing or other work required which would be regarded as normal property maintenance.
Grants are to be considered for:
The restoration of masonry including the removal of paint, repointing and brick replacement, restoration of masonry elements such as cornices, parapets, chimneys etc.
Restoration of windows and doors.
Restoration of Storefronts.
Restoration of woodwork elements such as porches, cornices, sign bands, siding, fascia, shutters.
Restoration of roof if heritage material is to be restored ie metal roofing or wood shingles to replace asphalt shingles.
Painting if included as part of total restoration but not a stand-alone job.
Work to be undertaken by contractors with demonstrated skills in restoration work.
APPLICATION (posted on website)
photos of current condition
Any heritage photos indicating original condition
Drawings indicating intended work
Estimates of cost of work by qualified Heritage Contractor
Timetable of work
Evidence of a Heritage Permit issued by the Municipality
INSPECTIONS OF PROPERTY
Inspections of property to be conducted by Project Committee members, or other such qualified individuals appointed by Committee.
Inspections to be performed before the work begins and again at completion.
Grant to be paid on completion upon presentation of paid invoices, unless special terms are previously agreed (e.g. for large projects, or projects of long duration.