The Australian Government today announces grants of more than $135,000 to support projects that preserve and promote Australia's maritime heritage.

The successful recipients of the Maritime Museum of Australia Project Support Scheme grants program will help collect, conserve and display objects from an important part of Australia's history.M

The scheme provides grants of up to $10,000, as well as internships and in-kind support from Australian National Maritime Museum experts. This includes support for staff and volunteers from regional and remote organisations to teach them how to develop educational and public programs that help promote Australia's maritime collections.

In 2015-16, funding has been awarded to 19 organisations. In-kind support has been offered to 12 organisations and internships have been offered to three applicants.

Read the full Preserving Australia's Maritime Heritage media release.