Culture and heritage

Heritage

NSW Heritage Grants

The NSW Government is committed to ensuring that our heritage is valued, protected, and enjoyed. The Heritage Grants Program is designed to help owners, managers and communities to know, value and care for their heritage. 

2018-19 Funding Round

Open: Emergency Works Projects
Closed: Most opening in late 2018 subject to a program evaluation.
Aboriginal Heritage Projects
Community Heritage Projects
Community Heritage – Peak Organisations
Major Works
Heritage Reports
Local Government Heritage Planning Studies
Local Government Heritage Advisors
Local Heritage Places – Small Heritage Grants Program

Aboriginal Heritage

Cover of closed 2018-19 Aboriginal Heritage Guidelines

Closed. Opening late 2018 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To support the conservation and promotion of significant Aboriginal heritage in NSW (State or Federal Government owned and managed lands not eligible).

Funding available: $20,000 to $70,000 (per project ex GST)

Matching funding: Matching funding required from Local Councils, no matching funding from other applicants

Aboriginal Heritage Places Program Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 391KB)

Community Heritage Projects (Peak Organisations)

Cover of closed guidelines for community heritage grants

Closed. Opening late 2018 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To facilitate the delivery of programs that support the promotion, protection and celebration of heritage in NSW.

Funding available: Up to $150,000 (per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: No

Community Heritage – Peak Organisations Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 509KB)

Community Heritage Projects

Cover of closed 2018-19 Community Heritage Guidelines

Closed. Opening late 2019 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To deliver engaging projects that support community groups, to promote, protect and celebrate heritage in NSW.

Funding available: $25,000 to $50,000 (per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: No

Community Heritage – Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 309KB)

Community Heritage Project Examples

Grantee: Tamworth Regional Council
Funding Amount: $46,457 (ex GST) Financial Year: 2016-17
Project Title: Identity & Place
Project Purpose: To tell significant, heritage stories from the region with augmented reality (AR)
Grantee: Friends of Myall Creek Memorial
Funding Amount: $49,794 (ex GST) Financial Year: 2016-17
Project Title: Myall Creek Education and Cultural Centre awareness film
Project Purpose: To create a short awareness film to educate the community about the Myall Creek Massacre and raise awareness for the new Myall Creek Education and Cultural Centre at the Myall Creek Massacre Memorial
Grantee: Arts OutWest Inc
Funding Amount: $25,350 (ex GST) Financial Year: 2016-17
Project Title: History Here
Project Purpose: For local students to create short films about local history and screen the final product at a public screening at State Heritage Register listed, Amusu Theatre
Grantee: Parklands Albury Wodonga Ltd.
Funding Amount: $25,600 (ex GST) Financial Year: 2016-17
Project Title: Hume & Hovell Explorers Digital Storytelling
Project Purpose: For local youths to interview and record their peers and historians telling stories about the Hume and Hovell expedition, including site specific stories along the Hume and Hovell track

Major Works

Cover of closed guidelines for major works heritage grants

Closed. Opening late 2018 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To conserve, protect, maintain, enhance and celebrate items listed on the State Heritage Register.

Funding available: $10,000 to $150,000 (per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: Yes

Major Works Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 519KB)

Heritage Reports

Cover of closed guidelines for major works heritage grants

Closed. Opening late 2018 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To enhance the quality and coverage of conservation documents and management reports for items listed on the State Heritage Register.

Funding available: Up to $10,000 (per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: No

Heritage Reports – Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 719KB)

Local Government Heritage Advisors

Cover of  closed guidelines for Local government heritage advisers

Closed. Opening late 2018 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To improve professional heritage advice at Local Councils.

Note: The current funding round is for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Funding available: Up to $10,000 (per year/per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: For some councils – Please refer to guidelines for further details.

Local Government Heritage Advisors Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 703KB)

Local Heritage Places (Small heritage grants program)

Closed. Opening late 2018 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To improve the maintenance of local heritage items.

Note: The current funding round is for 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Funding available: Up to $10,000 (per year/per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: For some councils – Please refer to guidelines for further details.

Local Heritage Places Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 676KB)

Local Government Heritage Planning Studies

Cover of closed 2018-19 Local Government Heritage Planning Studies Guidelines

Closed. Opening late 2018 subject to program evaluation.

These guidelines apply to 2018-19 funding round only.

Summary from 2017-19 funding round

Purpose: To improve the quality and increase coverage of heritage studies within a Local Government Area (LGA) or group of LGA’s.

Funding available: Up to $40,000 (per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: For some reports – Please refer to guidelines for further details.

Local Government Heritage Planning Studies – Guidelines (no longer current) (PDF 597KB)

State Heritage Emergency Works

Grants under the State heritage emergency works program are open year round subject to available funding.

State Heritage Emergency Works

Cover of State Heritage Emergency Works Grants - guidelines

To avert immediate risk of further damage caused by unexpected events to the heritage values of a State Heritage Register-listed item or item with a current Interim Heritage Order.

Open: Open year round subject to available funding

Funding available: Up to $10,000 (per project ex GST)

Matching funding required: No

NSW Heritage Emergency Works - guidelines (PDF 441KB).
Updated 11 October 2017

Page last updated: 29 November 2017