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Heritage

Australian Heritage Grants

Funder:  Federal – Agriculture

Grant Background: The Australian Heritage Grants Program aims to improve recognition, conservation, preservation and access to the heritage values of National Heritage Listed places.

The program also aims to increase community engagement and raise awareness of listed sites.

Australian Heritage Grants funds projects that support places on Australia’s National Heritage List through:

  • improved recognition
  • access conservation
  • preservation, and
  • community engagement

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Community
Community, Heritage

Leg Up Grants

Funder:  Museums & Galleries of NSW

Grant Background: Leg Up Grants are quick response skill development grants for workers in volunteer managed museums throughout NSW. These grants fund various skill development projects including hosting or attending workshops, conferences or seminars in NSW, in addition to networking activities.

Previous Leg Up Grants have funded museum volunteers to attend conferences and workshops, and to gain training in areas of museum practice including paper conservation, oral history, disaster preparedness and significance assessment.

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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

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Programme

Funder:  Federal – 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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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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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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