The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.
Since 1994, $5.3 million has been awarded to community organisations throughout Australia.
The types of projects supported include significance assessments of collections; preservation needs assessments of collections; conservation activities and collection management; and training workshops. Read more about some past winners on our blogpost.
CHG is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Ministry for the Arts, Attorney General's Department; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.
Image: 'Trencho' board game from the collection of the National Museum of Australia. Photograph: Jason McCarthy, NMA.