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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.

$ Available: Up to $15 000.00

Eligibility:  To be eligible your organisation must be a not-for-profit, incorporated organisation that:

  • owns or manages a collection of nationally significant material, which is;
  • accessible to the general public.

Funded organisations must make their collections accessible for research, by appointment, via the Internet, or on temporary or permanent exhibition. Examples of not-for-profit, incorporated organisations which are encouraged to apply are: Archives, Art galleries, Community groups, Genealogical societies, Historical societies, Indigenous groups, Migrant community groups, Museums, Professional associations, and Religious groups.

Other organisations, such as public libraries and independent museums located within universities, may also be eligible to apply.

An organisation that wishes to apply for funding but which manages, rather than owns, the collection, must provide written permission from the legal owner of the collection with their application.

 Key Dates: Closes on 4 May 2020


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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