Dr Anthony Lynham


Grants to help preserve Australian cultural heritage

Community Heritage Grants

12 March, 2018 –

Not-for-profit organisations – such as historical societies, regional museums, archives, galleries, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups – can apply for funding of up to $15,000 to help preserve their heritage collections.

Community Heritage Grants assist with preserving locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are available to the public, such as artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio-visual materials.

Funding is available for a range of activities, including:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • purchase of archival quality storage materials
  • preservation training projects
  • conservation activities, including cleaning, treatment or rebinding
  • purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
  • copying of material once originals have been preserved
  • cataloguing or collection management software.

Applications close at 5pm, 6 May 2019.

Grant guidelines and application form are available at https://www.nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines

Or to find out more visit the Community Heritage Grants website – https://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg