Community groups across Australia are now able to apply for grants through the 2014-15 round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants Programme.
These grants are part of a commitment by the Australian Government to provide opportunities for community groups to engage with and raise awareness of places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List.
The 103 places the National Heritage List are exceptional places that are recognised for defining our nation’s natural, historic and Indigenous culture. They are places that help tell the story of our unique and diverse heritage.
Up to $337,000 is available this financial year to community organisations to undertake activities that promote community participation and awareness of places on Australia’s National Heritage List.
Grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available for projects that support the programme’s objectives.
This is an exciting opportunity for communities to be involved in the conservation, promotion, and raising awareness of places on Australia’s National Heritage List.
I strongly encourage community organisations such as historical societies, Indigenous groups, National Trust groups, and ‘Friends-of’ groups to consider making an application.
Applications for funding close on 5 March 2015.
Further information about Community Heritage and Icons Grants, including the programme guidelines and application form, is available at: www.environment.gov.au/community-heritage-icons-grants