Heritage Near Me incentives program

The Heritage Near Me incentives program has been developed to complement current State Heritage funding programs. It provides funding opportunities and support directly to owners and managers of local heritage items.

Three new funding opportunities

The Heritage Near Me incentives program runs from 2016 to 2019. There is $16 million available in funding over the life of the program. The 3 grant stream opportunities are: Heritage Activation Grants, Heritage Green Energy Grants and Local Heritage Strategic Projects Grants.

The program is supported by a dedicated Heritage Near Me Roadshow team. 

For information about NSW Heritage Council grant opportunities for items listed on the State Heritage Register, please visit the Heritage grants page.

To find out about successful projects through the incentives program, visit the Heritage Near Me funded projects page.

More information about each grant stream

The Heritage Activation Grants are available for projects designed to increase public enjoyment of local heritage, such as physical works for public access, public programming, strategy development and business planning. Applications will only be accepted from owners and managers of heritage items that are listed on Local Environmental Plans (LEPs).

The third and final round of the Heritage Activation grants closed in April 2018. 

Download the Heritage Activation Grants Applicant Information and Guidelines 2018-19

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The Heritage Green Energy Grants are available to:

  • Owners or managers of heritage buildings that are listed as a heritage item on a council's Local Environmental Plan (LEP) or on the State Heritage Register (SHR). You can check if a site is listed as a heritage item by visiting the NSW Planning Portal, or by contacting your local council.
  • Successful participants of an OEH energy efficiency training course.

The OEH Heritage Green Energy Grants program recognises that energy efficiency can be more difficult to achieve for heritage items because building age, materials, type of construction, size, shape and site orientation all play a role in how heritage buildings perform.

The Heritage Green Energy Grants program complements OEH’s Energy Management Services (EMS) program. Applicants for a Heritage Green Energy Grant need to complete a training program through the EMS program before submitting an application.

The final round of the Heritage Green Energy Grants closed in September 2018.

Download the Heritage Green Energy Grants Applicant and Information Guidelines 2018-19 (PDF 198KB)

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Local Heritage Strategic Projects enhance and protect local heritage assets and values, either through minor works conservation projects, community-based events and activities, or the development of innovative heritage processes, strategies and plans.

The Local Heritage Strategic Projects program has now closed.

Local Heritage Strategic Projects Applicant Information and Guidelines (PDF 165KB)

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Find your nearest project

Please use the map below to explore successful Heritage Near Me grant projects.