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Heritage Organization Development Grant Program


The Heritage Organization Development Grant (HODG) program is an annual operating grant program administered through the Culture Programs Unit of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

The HODG program is a statutory-based program designed to promote public awareness of Ontario's rich and diverse heritage. The ministry has provided funding to historical societies, museums and other heritage associations for a number of years. The program provides these groups, located throughout the province, with a portion of their annual operating support.

Historical societies and other eligible heritage organizations are non-profit bodies that are actively involved in local outreach activities such as the production of displays and promotional materials, public programs, lecture series, walking tours and special activities designed to inform and educate the general public about their community heritage.


The application period for 2015-16 is now closed. The application period for 2016-17 will open in Spring 2016-17.

Eligibility Requirements

The Heritage Organization Development Grant is distributed to recipients operating a year-round or seasonal facility in accordance with Regulation 879, Grants to Incorporated Historical Societies and Associations under the Ontario Heritage Act. If you wish to apply for a grant and have not done so before please send your inquiry to the Culture Programs Unit at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport at the email address below.

Program Guidelines



Last updated: July 7, 2015