Community Heritage Grants


NLA Community Heritage Grants

_'Trencho' board game_, from the collection of the National Museum of Australia. Photograph: Jason McCarthy, NMA.

The National Library of Australia encourages community groups from around Australia to apply for the 2015 Community Heritage Grants. Up to $15,000 is available to assist with the preservation and management of nationally significant heritage collections, safeguarding these objects for future generations.

Projects that may qualify for grants include:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • the purchase of archival quality storage materials
  • conservation activities including cleaning or rebinding
  • the purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
  • cataloguing or collection management software

The Community Heritage Grants Program has provided funding of over $5 million for 1,117 metropolitan and regional projects since its inception in 1994. Non-for-profit organisations such as historical societies, museums, public libraries, archives and Indigenous and migrant community groups are invited to apply.

Applications close on Friday 1 May 2015 at 5pm (AEST).

For more information and to apply visit: www.nla.gov.au/chg