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Australian Heritage Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Environment & Energy

Grant Background: Australian Heritage Grants will support projects that strengthen recognition, management, conservation and public engagement on/of places on Australia’s National Heritage List. A list of Australia’s National Heritage List places is included in appendix B of the grant opportunity guidelines.

Any place added to the National Heritage List prior to the program closing date will be considered a listed place and be eligible under the program.

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Community Heritage Grants

Funder:  Federal – Department of Communication & Arts

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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NSW State Heritage Register Emergency Works

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that our heritage is valued, protected, and enjoyed. The State Heritage Register is a list of places and objects of particular importance to the whole of NSW and enriches our understanding of our history and identity.

Emergency works funding is only for items listed on the State Heritage Register, or items with a current Interim Heritage Order, to protect and/or repair damage caused by unexpected events such as an extreme storm or accident.

Examples of eligible works:

  • Repair of damage to an item caused by a traffic accident, for example, a vehicle ran into and damaged a State Heritage Register listed property.
  • Short term protection, for example, propping and providing tarpaulins to protect a State Heritage Register listed building that has been damaged following an extreme storm. State Heritage Register Emergency Works Funding | Program Guidelines 8
  • Removal of an item causing damage, for example, removal of a tree or electrical wires that have fallen during a storm.
  • Temporary relocation of a movable item, for example, to move an archival or museum collection as its usual location has been inundated by flood waters. Continue reading “NSW State Heritage Register Emergency Works”
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Community Heritage Grant

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The community heritage grants category focuses on enabling local councils and communities to identify, conserve, interpret and promote heritage. It includes similar activities to the Community Heritage Projects, Local Government Heritage Advisors, Local Heritage Places and Local Government Planning Studies streams that were run in the 2017-19 funding rounds.

Some activities in this grant stream are only available to local government organisations while others are open to a broader group of applicants. Funding is available towards:

Community and local government

  • Community Engagement Projects for celebration and promotion of heritage
  • Interpretation Projects for an item on the State Heritage Register

Local government only

  • Local Government Heritage Studies
  • Small Heritage Grants (devolved) Programs to conserve local heritage
  • Local Heritage Advisor Services

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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants category is for:

  • improving knowledge and understanding of items by developing conservation management documents for Aboriginal cultural heritage nominated for or gazetted as Aboriginal Places or listed on the State Heritage Register
  • doing works within a conservation management document to conserve and protect items of Aboriginal cultural heritage that are gazetted as Aboriginal Places or listed on the State Heritage Register
  • increasing understanding, respect, and celebration of and cultural participation in Aboriginal cultural heritage.

It is anticipated that the grants will help to support connection to Country.

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Caring for NSW State Heritage

Funder:  NSW – Department of Environment & Heritage

Grant Background: The State Heritage Register (SHR) is a list of places and objects (collectively referred to as items) which represent heritage of particular importance to the people of New South Wales.

The Caring for State Heritage Grants category provides funding to support the understanding, conservation, protection and activation of items listed on the State Heritage Register.

Check to see if your item is listed on the State Heritage Register. If you are unsure, please contact them and they can clarify if your item is on the State Heritage Register. Continue reading “Caring for NSW State Heritage”

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Saluting Their Service Commemorations Programme

Funder:  Federal – Department of Veteran Affairs

Grant Background: The Saluting Their Service Commemorations Program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage and to involve people throughout 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 role that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

Grant projects may include:

  • New national/state/territory or otherwise significant war memorials where none exists and where the new memorial will be the focus of commemoration.
  • New honour boards/rolls or plaques
  • The restoration of existing national/state/territory or otherwise significant war memorials
  • Significant (national/state/territory level) commemorative events
  • Nationally significant cultural and educational projects with a military heritage focus and that add to the sum of knowledge on a particular topic or which provide access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage to a national/state/territory audience.

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