The 2018 Community Heritage Grant round is now open. For more information, read on...

The following information relates to applying for a Community Heritage Grant:

  • Applicants should read the Guidelines before submitting an application and will need to refer to these guidelines while completing the application form.  
  • Applicants may also find it useful to read the latest Assessment Report, which contains general comments and recommendations from the CHG external assessors regarding applications received in the previous grant round. 
  • sample Grant Deed, which outlines your obligations if your project is funded, is also available to review.

The National Library uses the online grants management system SmartyGrants to receive CHG applications. No mailed or emailed applications/documentation will be accepted. All applications submitted will receive an automatic acknowledgement and a CHG application number which must be quoted in all future correspondence. Once an application has been started, you may make as many alterations to the application form as required, up until the point where your application is officially submitted or the grant round closes. Your application cannot be viewed by CHG staff until you officially submit it.


If you experience technical difficulties in completing your online application, please contact the SmartyGrants support desk on 03 9320 6888.  Assistance is available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

For other information regarding CHG or to discuss your application, contact:
CHG Coordinator
National Library of Australia
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: 02 6262 1147

Applications close 5pm, 7 May 2018.

Translating and Interpreting Service:  People of non-English speaking background are welcome to apply for a grant. If you have difficulty with English please contact the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) for assistance.