Heritage

National Cultural Heritage Account

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The National Cultural Heritage Account grant program assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects. The Account helps to retain and protect Australia’s cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity.

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Heritage

Local Heritage Grants

Funder:  Mid-Western Regional Council

Grant Background: Applications for Mid-Western Regional Council’s Local Heritage Grants are available to assist with small maintenance and conservation projects for heritage listed, significant and buildings located in heritage conservation areas.

Grants must be matched with funding to be provided by the applicant.

Any proposed works are to obtain appropriate approvals, and applicants are required to supply two quotes for the proposed work.

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Community, Heritage

Museums – 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.

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Heritage

National Cultural Heritage Account

Funder:  Federal – Infrastructure

Grant Background: The National Cultural Heritage Account grant program assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects. The Account helps to retain and protect Australia’s cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity.

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Community, Heritage

Community War Memorials Fund

Funder:  NSW – Veterans Affairs

Grant Background:  The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW.

Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

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Community, Heritage

Museums – 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.

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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

Community War Memorials Fund

Funder:  NSW – Veterans Affairs

Grant Background:  The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW.

Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

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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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