VHF has been offering grants to encourage explorations with Vancouver’s diverse local history and heritage places since 2019 as part of our Heritage in Schools Program, thanks to public donations and special funders.

See below for more details about the application process.

Thank You To Our Project Partners

Andrew Mahon Foundation

GMR Foundation

Laura Saimoto

Friends of VHF

Grant Applications Now Closed

Applications are now closed for the 2023-24 school year.

The 2024-25 applications will open Fall 2024 (and close before the end of 2024). Follow VHF social media or sign up for our enews for the most up-to-date information.

Please contact Community Engagement Manager Jessica Quan with any further questions.

Application Process & FAQ

Field trips must be take place before the end of June 2024.

All successful grantees are required to submit their  Field Trip Grant Completion Form by the end of June 2024, to be considered for future grants.

FALL 2024: Grant Application will open mid-September and close mid-December. Applicants will be notified before the end of 2024.

One application per school year, per person (educator or affiliated with an accredited educational institution in Vancouver).

Please note, based on limited funding, priority applicants will be VSB public schools, Vancouver-based homeschoolers and those whose field trips take place either at Vancouver-specific sites or on topics that relate directly to Vancouver history and heritage places.

Field Trips generally relate to a visit to a site, institution/museum, a guided tour/program, activity, guest speaker (virtual or in-person). Please indicate your options in the application form.

Maximum amount granted $250 total including taxes. A maximum amount per school may be set based on the number of applications received over time.

All successful grantees are required to submit their Field Trip Grant Completion Form by the end of June 2024, including photos or a document from the field trip/grant activity.

Information on invoices and receipts will be provided. If your field trip costs less than the $250 grant, other options may be suggested by VHF on how to use the remaining funds.

Change of plans? Funds remaining after a field trip is complete? Contact Community Engagement Manager, Jessica Quan.

Grant recipients may be asked to provide testimonials, feedback, and other information that can assist VHF to enhance and improve the Heritage in Schools Program.

If you have specific questions, please contact jessica@vancouverheritagefoundation.org

A selection of field trip options with recommendations by field trip grantees.

Chinese Canadian Connections

  • Chinese Canadian Museum
  • Chinese Storytelling Centre, Chinatown.
  • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden workshop.

Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens

Fresh Roots

Japanese Canadian Connections

  • Nikkei National Museum,(full day or half day), Burnaby.

Museum of Vancouver

  • All tours/Reel2Reel Animation workshop

Roedde House Museum, house museum in the West End- Immigration Stories.

South Asian Connections

  • Punjabi Market Collective (walking tour and food)

Stanley Park Ecology Centre


Walking Tour Guides

  • Heritage in Schools & Neighbourhood walking tours with John Atkin (K-12)

Please inform us if you have a Vancouver-specific field trip to add to the list.

Heritage in Schools

Looking for more Vancouver-based resources?

Our Heritage in Schools Program includes our Heritage Study Guide that is full of helpful resources for teaching about local heritage, as well as Professional Development events that provide support for educators.

Learn more