WW2 Military history
Heritage

Army History Research Grants Scheme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Defence

Grant Background: The Australian Army History Unit values new or unique research that contributes to a deeper understanding of the history of the Australian Army and can contribute to Army’s current and future development and the professional military education of its members. The Australian Army History Research Grants Scheme was established in 1993 to support and encourage original research into the history of the Australian Army.

The Scheme aims to encourage and support researchers to undertake substantially new research in the Australian Army’s history, providing new insights, understanding and information on an aspect of Army’s history. All research is to be underpinned by rigorous scholarship and evidence, and be available to both the Army and the public.

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Community, Heritage

Heritage Grants

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The Heritage Grants programme aims to:

  • improve identification, protection, knowledge and understanding of the State’s heritage
  • assist owners and custodians with the conservation and activation of items of State and local heritage significance and Aboriginal Places
  • encourage promotion, celebration and cultural participation of the State’s heritage
  • increase resilience in NSW: recovery from and preparedness for disasters
  • stimulate the economy.

In this round there are three broad categories of grants:

  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage
  • Caring for State Heritage
  • Community Heritage.

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WW2 Military history
Community, Heritage

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Grant Background:  The Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program aims to: preserve Australia’s wartime heritage; involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations; and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  1. Community Grants: Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  2. Major Grants: Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a national, state, territory and/or regional perspective.

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Community, Environmental, Heritage

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grant aim to:

  • improve identification, protection, knowledge and understanding of the State’s heritage
  • assist owners and custodians with the conservation and activation of items of State and local heritage significance and Aboriginal Places
  • encourage promotion, celebration and cultural participation of the State’s heritage
  • increase resilience in NSW: recovery from and preparedness for disasters
  • stimulate the economy.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage provide funding for:

  • Improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage by developingheritage management documents for declared Aboriginal Places or, items listed on the State Heritage Register
  • Conserving and protecting declared Aboriginal Places and items of Aboriginal cultural heritage that are listed on the State Heritage Register through heritage works projectswhere the works are:
    • outlined in a heritage management document or
    • address climate change or disaster recovery and preparedness
  • Remediating damage and improving resilience to disasters at other sites of Aboriginal significance that have been adversely affected by natural disasters through targeted heritage works projects
  • Increasing understanding, respect, and celebration of Aboriginal cultural heritage through cultural participation projects.

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Heritage

Museums & Galleries Project Development Grants

Funder:  Museums & Galleries of NSW

Grant Background: Project Development Grants allow community museums and keeping places to carry out strategic and innovative projects with mid to long term outcomes. The grants can also provide an opportunity to work productively with an appropriate museums and/or arts consultant as a skill development opportunity.

Previous Project Development Grants have funded strategic and marketing plans, significance assessments, exhibition development, touring exhibitions and public programs.

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Heritage

Museums & Galleries Small Grants

Funder:  Museums & Galleries of NSW

Grant Background: Small Grants aim to meet the short-term, collection-based requirements of community museums. There are no set categories for funding, and applications for a broad range of projects will be considered.

Previous Small Grants have funded the purchase of computer cataloguing software, exhibition mannequins and display cases, oral history recording equipment and archival storage items.

Note: Small Grants in 2020 will be prioritising projects related to COVID-19 and bushfire recovery

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Heritage

Community Heritage Grants

Funder:  National Library of Australia

Grant Background: The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups.

The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • conservation activities and collection management, and
  • training workshops.

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Heritage

Heritage Grants

Funder:  Royal Australian Historical Society

Grant Background: The Small Grants Program for Local History and Archives is administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government through the Heritage Council of NSW. Grants of up to $5,000 support the work undertaken by local historical societies, community organisations and individuals across NSW.

The projects should be relevant to understanding the history of NSW and its people and places.

The main priority areas for the 2020 grants are: – Migrant history – Disaster recovery and conservation of collections due to the NSW bushfires

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Military
Heritage

Army History Research Grants Scheme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Defence

Grant Background: Established in 1993, the Australian Army History Research Grants Scheme supports and encourages research into the Australian Army’s history and development both on operations and during peace.

The Scheme is open to both academic and non-academic researchers. The Australian Army and Australian Army History Unit (AAHU) values new research that identifies how Army specifically has approached challenges in the past, and which is accessible to both Army and the public.

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