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 chg@nla.gov.au

2010 recipients

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