You may have HLPA status for your lighthouse but did not receive an email about potential cost share funding from Parks Canada.  Perhaps as neither Parks Canada nor NSLPS have your current contact information?

In any case the following email was sent to known community groups with lighthouses protected under HLPA:


Dear NSLPS Affiliate:

One of our NSLPS Board members who works for Parks Canada forwarded this source of potential funding to me last Thursday.   To be eligible you must have an asset that has federal heritage status.  As your lighthouse was granted that under HLPA, I am sending you the details.

I know this is rather last minute on the part of Parks Canada and completing these applications are much work.  I did inquire why the notice was so late and was told this funding is offered each year.  Therefore, I suggest that if you are interested and are pressed for time this year, that you prepare for 2023’s application in 2022.

If you have any questions, please reply to this email or send them directly to .

Sincerely,  Denyse Contrasty, NSLPS President


Parks Canada announcement:

We are pleased to announce that the call for proposals for 2022 under Parks Canada's National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places is now open.

The Program Guidelines and Application Forms are available here: 

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, January 7, 2022 at 5PM ET. 

Quick Facts:

  • Selected projects must take place between April 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022.
  • Applications must be submitted no later than January 7, 2022.
  • The Program will provide financial assistance of up to 50% or $250,000 for conservation projects, and up to 50% or $25,000 for preparatory assistance or presentation projects.
  • Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations, Indigenous organizations, and provincial, territorial, regional, or municipal governments who are either the owner or long-term lessee of a national historic site, heritage lighthouse or heritage railway station, part of a heritage place, or a contributing property within a heritage place that has been formally recognized by the federal government such as a national historic site district.
  • Not-for-profit Indigenous organizations that do not fully meet the Program application requirements are invited to contact the Program Office to discuss alternative financial support that may be available to them under exceptional circumstances as a pilot project to better understand the needs of heritage places administered by Indigenous organizations.

Thank you for your interest in the program.

National Cost-Sharing Program for Heritage Places Parks Canada / Government of Canada

Contact NSLPS

C/O Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax NS, Canada B3J 1S3