Support for Fixed Assets – Maintenance and Improvement of Equipment and Cultural Infrastructures – Section 2.2: Buildings

Aide aux immobilisations – Maintien et bonification des équipements et des infrastructures culturelles – Volet 2.2 : Intervention visant un immeuble

Funder

Ministère de la Culture et des Communications

Program Type

Project

Deadline

Rolling

Type of Aid

Grant

Financial Aid

70%

Description

This section of the program supports projects involving at least one intervention on a building, whether construction (renovation, alterations, refurbishment, new construction, enlargement) or, in the case of a heritage building, restoration. Projects can also include the acquisition of a building, furnishings, or specialized equipment by an eligible organization.

Criteria

  • Applicants must have made an offer to buy or hold the property rights, lease, or occupancy agreement for the property in question
  • A lease or agreement must be a minimum of:
  • Five years for funding under $300,000

  • 15 years for funding between $300,000 and $700,000

  • 22 years for funding over $700,000

  • Eligible cultural infrastructures include:
  • Libraries

  • Archivesv

  • Museums, exhibition centres, or performance spaces

  • Centres for training, production, or presentation of the visual arts, media arts, performing arts, literary arts, or arts and crafts (see documentation for additional criteria)

  • Indigenous radio and community media

  • Indigenous cultural centres

  • Multipurpose centres combining several of the preceding infrastructures

  • Eligible projects include:
  • The acquisition, renovation, or installation of furnishings or specialized equipment

  • Construction work (renovation, alterations, refurbishment, extension, new construction, recycling, upgrading to meet standards, refurbishment and reinforcement of remains of buildings)

  • Restoration work, in the case of cultural infrastructure located in a heritage building

  • The acquisition of a building or land for the development of eligible cultural facilities

  • Archeological procedures associated with excavation work related to a cultural infrastructure

  • Work necessary to maintain the integrity of architectural heritage for an archeological site (irrigation, stabilization, riprap, etc.), where required by the Ministry

Eligible Expenses

  • Professional fees and costs related to producing surveys during the planning stage
  • Professional and technical fees related to eligible work during the construction phase
  • Costs related to construction carried out by a licensed entrepreneur or artisan, or a professional restorer
  • Costs related to the acquisition, renovation, and installation of furnishings or specialized equipment
  • Costs related to the acquisition and installation of furnishings and equipment to provide universal accessibility
  • Costs related to the acquisition and installation of a fire protection and suppression system
  • The cost of producing and installing a nameplate, if applicable
  • Costs related to integrating art within the architecture and environment, where applicable
  • Costs related to financing the project, in cases where funding is provided in the form of debt reimbursement
  • The cost of acquiring a building and transfer rights (the cost cannot exceed its evaluation)
  • The cost of acquiring land (the cost cannot exceed its evaluation)
  • Costs related to archeological work
  • Green building certification fees

Supporting Documents

  • An outline of the funding request and a description of the underlying problem
  • A definition of the project’s purpose and objectives
  • Summary of the building and property requirements
  • Existing surveys
  • Statement of anticipated real estate solutions
  • Provisional budget
  • Financial arrangement for the real estate component
  • Provisional operating budget once the project is completed
  • The number of the authorization request from the Ministry to carry out construction (for heritage properties only)
  • Any necessary authorization to be given by another ministry or organization
  • See funding documentation for additional required materials according to the type of work being performed