Archaeology grant

At their regular meeting on January 31, 2024, Council approved an archaeology grant program to assist Village of Lytton property owners with unknown archaeology costs.

The Village will provide a grant of up to $5,000 for Village of Lytton property owners if they meet the following criteria:

  1. Property owners must have a complete building permit application submitted to the Village of Lytton.
  2. Eligible costs are to support archaeological activities conducted under an approved Heritage Conservation Act (HCA) permit, including costs associated with:
    • having qualified field personnel on site (permit holders, field directors, field assistants, monitors, First Nations participants),
    • post-field work activities (e.g., laboratory analysis, data processing, reporting, etc.), and
    • having an archaeologist or firm prepare materials required for HCA permitting (e.g., applications, work plans, etc.).

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2024, and the grant is open for eligible work that is completed up to November 1, 2024.

How to apply

  1. Complete the Village’s building permit application process.
  2. Submit a valid invoice from the archaeologist with the supporting HCA permit (i.e. Schedule A) to the Village by emailing
  3. The Village will pay up to $5,000 towards the invoice directly to the archaeologist and the property will be responsible for the remaining balance.


The program will be funded from the $17.6 million grant from the Province of B.C. for rebuilding Lytton.