The Community Heritage Grants program provides up to $15,000 for not-for-profit community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups.
The program aims to protect and provide access to nationally significant collections across Australia. The grants assist with the preservation of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
Last year 60 grants totalling more than $360,000 were awarded to projects across Australia. Some of the recipients include the Tamworth Regional Film and Sound Archive and the Fremantle Prison which both used their funding to assess the preservation needs of their collection, and the National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame in the Northern Territory, which conducted a significance assessment of their objects collection. Find out about more 2018 recipients here.
First-time recipients will be invited to Canberra to receive their grant and enhance their skills through a three-day Preservations and Collection Management Training Workshop administered by the National Library of Australia.
The Community Heritage Grants program is managed by the National Library of Australia, and it jointly funded by the Department of Communications and the Arts, the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive.
Applications close at 5pm (AEST) on Monday 6 May 2019.