Community Heritage Grants 2020

03 Mar 2020

Community Heritage Grants of up to $15,000 are available to assist in preserving Australian 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 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

Applicants should carefully read the 2020 Community Heritage Grants Program guidelines before submitting an application. 

Guidelines and the Application Form are available at

Applications for the 2020 Community Heritage Grants program are now open, and will close 5 pm, Monday 4 May.

For further information contact:

Coordinator, Community Heritage Grants

National Library of Australia

02 6262 1147

Email: [email protected]