Protecting National Historic Sites

Up to $250,000 is available from Protecting National Historic Sites to support projects that maintain, protect and conserve places on Australia’s National Heritage List that are recognised for their historic heritage values.

Protecting National Historic Sites

Protecting National Historic Sites

Protecting National Historic Sites provides grants to organisations or individuals to maintain, protect and conserve places on Australia’s National Heritage List that are recognised for their historic heritage value. This program is restricted to the “target places” listed in appendix B of the grant opportunity guidelines.

The Australian Government’s plan for a cleaner environment rests on four pillars:

  • clean air
  • clean land
  • clean water
  • heritage protection.



The program’s intended outcomes are:

  • improved conservation, preservation and access to the National Heritage List target places
  • improved engagement with target places, and improved awareness of the listed values of the
    target places.



Funding available for this grant opportunity is up to $4.135 million.

You can apply for, and receive up to, two grants through this program. You must be able to deliver each project independently.

  • The minimum grant amount is $25,000.
  • The maximum grant amount is $250,000.
  • The grant amount will be up to 80 per cent of eligible project costs.
  • You must complete your project by 30 June 2019.


Eligible Projects

To be eligible your project must:

  • achieve one or more of the following:
    • maintain, protect and conserve the target place
    • improve access to the target place
    • improve engagement with, and awareness of the values for which the target place was
      listed for
  • include eligible activities and eligible expenditure
  • have at least $31,250 in eligible expenditure
  • be completed by 30 June 2019
  • be one or more of the following:
    • implementing activities identified in an existing Conservation Management Plan of a target place
    • developing a new or revised Conservation Management Plan of a target place
    • implementing activities that align with the strategies and priorities for the target place (where there is no Conservation Management Plan in place)
    • enhancing the Australian public’s understanding of, engagement with, and physical access to a target place


Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must:

  • be a site owner of one of the National Heritage List target places, or have the support of the site owner of one of the National Heritage List target places
  • be a legal entity that can enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth, and
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) unless you meet the criteria for ABN exemption.

If you are applying as an individual you must be 18 years of age or older.

Joint applications are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible to apply. To be a lead applicant in a joint application you must have an ABN and be an entity other than an individual. For further information on joint applications, refer to section 7.2 of the guidelines.



Applications close 08 March 2018.


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