Department of Tourism and Culture

About the Department

Yukon Historic Resources Fund

The Yukon Historic Resources Fund (YHRF) was established to provide a source of funding for projects that promote the study and interpretation of Yukon’s historic resources and further the promotion, appreciation, preservation and development of Yukon’s heritage.

YHRF Oral History Project
[Oral History Project at Fort Selkirk]


The objectives are to:
  • promote appreciation
  • protection, preservation and orderly development
  • study and interpretation

Generally, the types of projects that will be considered include:

  • archaeology
  • palaeontology
  • community museums
  • First Nations Heritage or Cultural Centres
  • historic sites
  • First Nations language preservation
  • toponymy
  • historical research

Eligible applicants include private citizens, groups (including societies, businesses, etc.), First Nations and municipalities. Priority will be given to Yukon applicants over those applying from outside the territory.

The Fund is not intended to support core programs or operations and maintenance requirements for long-term projects or programs, or curriculum-based projects. The Fund will assist a component of a long-term project provided there is a product associated with that component. Personal and professional development or education is not eligible.

The YHRF provides matching funding up to 50% of project costs to a maximum of $10,000. While the total project value may exceed $20,000, applications requesting more than $10,000 from the YHRF will not be considered.

The application deadline is March 15,  5:00 p.m.

Contact Historic Sites Unit

Historic Sites Project Officer
Cultural Services Branch
Department of Tourism & Culture
Government of Yukon
Phone: 867-667-5386
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408,  local 5386
Fax: 867-667-8023

Office Location
3rd Floor, 204 Lambert Street
Whitehorse, Yukon

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 2703 (L-2)
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 2C6