2020 Repatriation Grants

The 2020 Repatriation Grants are for BC First Nations and Indigenous organizations and support the repatriation of ancestors, cultural property, and intangible cultural heritage.

Learn more on our Indigenous Culture and Heritage Resource Portal.

BC Museums Association Bursaries

The BC Museums Association offers a bursary program for our members to support participation in professional development opportunities.


BC Museums Association Resilience Fund

In partnership with the BC Government, the BCMA launched a Resilience Fund to offer small, one-time grants to organizations facing an immediate need for funds due to the COVID-19 shutdowns.


BCMA Micro-grants for Emerging and Diverse Professionals

Due to COVID-19, the BC Museums Association (BCMA) has been unable to deliver its regular regional workshops around the province and we are using this opportunity to reallocate funding to support museum professionals with diverse experiences and ideas to create new online resources, workshops, and networking events. You can find more information on these micro-grants here.


BC Family Day

The BC Museums Association administered one-time Family Day grants on behalf of the Province of British Columbia in 2019 and 2020.


British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada

The BC Museums Association administered British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, with the support of Heritage BC. This one-time funding program invested $7.6 million in 221 projects in over 150 communities across British Columbia.

The grant award recipients were announced on Sunday, April 2, 2017. We are no longer accepting applications for this grant program.

For a list of successful grant recipients, click here.

To read the joint BCMA and Government of British Columbia News Release from April 2, 2017, click here.


Grants and Funding Sources

The B.C. Museums Association maintains (on behalf of our members) a list of grants and funding opportunities that may be useful to your project or organization. Click here to check out these funding opportunities.