National Cultural Heritage Account

The National Cultural Heritage Account is a grant program that assists Australian cultural organisations to acquire significant cultural heritage objects.

The National Cultural Heritage Account helps to retain and protect Australia’s cultural heritage for future generations and provide public access to important objects that tell a story about our cultural identity.

How much funding is available?
The Australian Government allocates $500,000 each financial year.
There is no limit on the amount you can apply for, and funding over multiple years may be considered.

Who can apply?
Funding can be accessed by Australian public galleries, libraries, archives and museums as well as historic buildings, local cultural organisations and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander keeping places for secret/sacred material.

When can I apply?
There are no funding round deadlines.
Applications can be made at any time during the year, and are assessed on a case by case basis.

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