Community Heritage Grants 2011

Community Heritage Grants 2011
7 March 2011

Do you belong to a community group and need funds to help you look after your collection? Then you may be interested in knowing about the Community Heritage Grants - now open for applications. You can apply for funding for projects such as:- preservation needs assessments; significance assessments; re-housing of collection items into archival storage; reformatting through microfilming or digitisation; conservation treatment; environmental control and collection management training workshops. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance. In 2010, groups that were successful in obtaining funding for projects included:

  • The Australian Country Hospital Heritage Association for a significance assessment of the collection
  • Australian Tennis Museum for a preservation needs assessment of the costume collection
  • the Mersey Leven Aboriginal Corporation for a significance assessment of the Tiagarra Collection
  • the Lu Rees Archives for  significance and  preservation needs assessments
  • Burdekin Library for significance and preservation needs assessment of the Mirka Mora Mural
  • North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum for a preservation needs assessment and a preservation training workshop
  • Craft Australia ACT to digitise their slide collection of examples of Australian crafts and artists
  • Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association on Melville Island who received funding for collection management software

You can see that a wide variety of community groups, historical societies, libraries, museums, archives, galleries, Indigenous and multicultural groups from all over Australia are eligible to apply for a grant. If you would like further information, or would like to obtain a copy of the 2011 Guidelines and Application Form, visit the Community Heritage Grants website or contact Dianne Dahlitz, CHG Coordinator on (02) 6262 1147 or

2010 recipients

Community Heritage Grants 2010 Awards Ceremony – Recipients of Grants in 2010