Community Heritage Grants 2019 – now open

Joy Stewart (b. 1925), Kew Railway Station (1887-1958) (detail), 1988, Kew Historical Society. A pen and pencil embroidery template, part of the Kew Historical Society's collection assessed for national significance under a Community Heritage Grant.

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 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.

Applications close 6 May 2019

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The Community Heritage Grants program is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts; National Library of Australia; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

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