Up to $50,000 is available from the Community Heritage Grants to help communities identify, conserve, interpret and promote heritage.
Community Heritage Grants
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 (small grants program) and Local Government Planning Studies streams
that were run in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 funding rounds. It also now includes funding for interpretation of items on the State Heritage Register (SHR).
Funding available include:
- $10,000 to $50,000 for Community Engagement Projects to deliver a service or product that actively engages the community in celebration and promotion of heritage across the region or state
- $10,000 to $40,000 for Interpretation Projects relating to an item on the SHR (where the state or federal government does not own the item and does not have responsibility for its maintenance and repair).
Funding is available towards:
- Community Engagement Projects delivering a service or product that actively engages the community in celebration and promotion of heritage across the region or state
- Interpretation Projects that relate to an item on the State Heritage Register (where the state or federal government does not own the item and does not have responsibility for its maintenance and repair).
Local government can also apply for funding towards:
- Local Government Heritage Studies including:
- LGA (local government areas) wide heritage study or review
- LGA wide Aboriginal cultural heritage study
- LGA wide landscape heritage study
- LGA wide archaeological management plan
- LGA wide landscape management plan
- heritage development control plan study
- heritage signage strategy
- heritage main street study
- heritage tourism studies
- other heritage studies.
- Small Heritage Grants Programs, to run a devolved grants program which provides grants to conserve local heritage.
- Local Heritage Advisor Services, to help council fund the services of a professional heritage advisor.
You are eligible to apply for funding towards Community Engagement Projects if you are one of the following:
- community group
- NSW local government or regional joint organisation.
You are eligible to apply for funding towards Interpretation Projects if you are one of the following:
- owner of a State Heritage Register listed item (excluding State and Federal Government)
- individual, consultant, community group, organisation, or NSW local government or regional joint organisation and:
- has the support of the owner of the SHR item
- support of the Aboriginal custodians/community where including Aboriginal shared history or content.
You are eligible to apply for funding towards Local Government Heritage Studies, Small Heritage Grants Programs and Local Heritage Advisor Services if you are one of the following:
- NSW local government
- Regional Joint organisation.
Applications close 8 February 2019.