Community Heritage Grants announced


Some of the 2018 CHG recipients pictured with Director-General of the National Library, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres.

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) for 2018 have recently been announced with more than $367,470 awarded to 60 organisations and community groups across Australia.

The CHG program, which is managed by the National Library of Australia (NLA), provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, indigenous and multicultural groups, genealogical and historical societies from inner cities to the most remote parts of Australia.

Director-General of the National Library, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, said in this year’s round applications were received from 121 organisations across Australia. 

Museums and Galleries in New South Wales were well represented with the following projects funded.

Australian Jewish Historical Society – Preservation Needs Assessment of the Collection

Bathurst District Historical Society Inc – Preservation Needs Assessment of the Photographic Collection

Broken Hill City Council – Rehousing of the Ralph O’Connor Negative Collection

Care Leavers Australasia Network Inc – Significance Assessment of the National Orphanage Museum Collection

Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery – Significance Assessment of the Regional Museum Collection

Manning Valley Historical Society Inc – Preservation Needs Assessment of the Wingham Museum and Archives

Friends of the Hawkesbury art community & Regional Gallery Inc – Preservation Needs Assessment of the Clint Collection

Hawkesbury Regional Museum – Preservation Needs Assessment of the Collection

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum – Preservation Needs Assessment of the Archives and Library Collections

Moree Cultural Art Foundation Ltd – Significance Assessment of the Bank Art Museum Moree Collection

Mosman Art Gallery – A Disaster Preparedness Plan and two Disaster Kits

Museums Australia – Mid North Coast Chapter – Seven regional Significance Assessment Workshops

National Trust Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum – Conservation treatment of Norman Lindsay’s Lay Figure

Tamworth Historical Society Inc – Purchase of environmental monitoring equipment

View the full list of recipients