The Federally-funded Community Heritage Grants program is now open and is accepting applications up until 6 May 2019.
This program has operated since 1994 and offers grants of up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections that are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.
Not-for-profit organisations, such as historical societies, regional museums, archives, galleries, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups throughout Australia are encouraged to apply.
A wide range of activities may qualify for grants, including:
- significance assessments of collections
- preservation needs assessments of collections
- purchase of archival quality storage materials
- preservation training projects
- conservation activities, including cleaning, treatment or rebinding
- purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
- copying of material once originals have been preserved
- cataloguing or collection management software
For more information on Cultural Heritage Grants visit http://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg
To discuss your application, contact Fran D'Castro, Co-ordinator Community Heritage Grants, National Library of Australia on (02) 6262 1147