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Heritage Organization Development Grant


The Heritage Organization Development Grant (HODG) is an annual, statutory-based operating grant designed to promote public awareness of Ontario's rich and diverse heritage. The program provides historical societies, museums and other heritage associations, located throughout the province, with a portion of their annual operating support.

Eligible recipients 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 2017-18 is now closed. The application period for 2018-19 will open in Spring 2018.

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 Program Evaluation and Transfer Payment Unit at the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport at the email address below.

Program Guidelines



Last updated: June 30, 2017