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.

In 2016, 77 grants were awarded, totalling $415,075.

Australian Capital Territory

OrganisationAmountProject

Australian National Museum of Education

$4,500

Preservation needs assessment of the collection

Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra

$4,500

Significance assessment of the University of Canberra Indigenous Art and Artefact Collection

New South Wales

OrganisationAmountProject

Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Collection Inc

$2,000

Collection Preservation Workshop

Adaminaby Snowy Scheme Collection Inc

$2,070

Archival storage materials purchase

Administration of Norfolk Island, Norfolk Island Museum

$7,990

Preservation needs assessment of the collection

Albury City Council - Albury Library Museum

$5,290

Preservation needs assessment of the Uiver collection

Albury City Council - Albury Library Museum

$3,320

Preventative Conservation and Hazardous Materials  Regional Workshop

Australian Jewish Historical Society

 

$4,950

Significance assessment of the Sydney Jewish Archives

Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre

$4,500

Preservation needs assessment of the archives

Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre

$2,500

Caring for Collections Workshop

Bathurst District Historical Society

$5,785

Significance assessment of the Museum Historical Photograph Collection

Care Leavers Australasia Network Inc

$3,530

Preservation and Collection Management Workshop

Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle

$13,000

Conservation storage equipment and materials purchase

Deniliquin & District Historical Society Inc

$5,800

Preservation needs assessment of the collection

 

Hawkesbury Regional Museum

$4,500

Significance assessment of the collection

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum Inc

$5,585

Significance assessment of the collection

Manning Valley Historical Society Inc

$6,600

Significance assessment of the Archive and Photograph Collections

Moore Theological College Council

$4,500

Preservation needs assessment of the Samuel Marsden Archives

Moruya and District Historical Society Inc

$5,770

Preservation needs assessment of the collection

Museum of Fire Inc

$8,320

Collection Management Software purchase

Museums Australia - Mid North Coast Chapter

$13,265

Seven Collection Management Workshops

National Institute of Dramatic Art

$3,600

Two customised Care and Handling Workshops for the Archives and Costume Collection

National Institute of Dramatic Art

$3,430

Archival storage materials purchase

National Trust Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum$4,500 Preservation needs assessment of the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum collection
Old Dubbo Gaol$4,500Preservation needs assessment of the collection
Penrith Performing & Visual Arts Ltd$4,500Preservation needs assessment of the Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest Collection
Port Macquarie Historical Society Inc$4,025Collection Management Software purchase 
Royal United Services Institute of New South Wales Inc$4,950Preservation needs assessment of the Ursula Davidson Library collection
RSL LifeCare Ltd$4,500Preservation needs assessment of the War Museum
S.H. Ervin Gallery$4,500Preservation needs assessment of the collection
Tamworth Historical Society Inc$4,950Preservation needs assessment of the King Collection
Tamworth Regional Film and Sound Archive$6,370 Significance assessment of the collection
Tamworth Regional Gallery$1,100Significance assessment Regional Workshop 

Northern Territory

OrganisationAmountProject
Arnhem Northern Kimberley Artists Aboriginal Corporation$13,635Two Collection Care and Management Workshops

Catholic Church of the Diocese of Darwin

$12,175

Archival storage equipment purchase

Library and Information Services, Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education 

$5,320

Preservation needs assessment of the CALL Archive Collection

Queensland

OrganisationAmountProject

Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc

$13,630

Conservation treatment of the Lit Sung Goong (Temple) furniture

Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group Inc

$12,585

Conservation storage and archival materials purchase

Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre

$2,730

Collection Management Workshop

Drug ARM Australasia

$4,500

Preservation needs assessment of the Archive

Rockhampton Art Gallery

$5,240

Significance assessment of the collection

Rockhampton Girls Grammar School

$5,420

Two workshops in Photograph Conservation and Disaster Preparedness

Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Inc

$4,500

Signficance assessment of the collection

South Australia

OrganisationAmountProject

Coober Pedy Historical Society Inc

$9,485

Collection Management Software purchase and training, computer purchase

Flinders University Art Museum

$5,380

Significance assessment of Papunya Board Collection

History Trust of South Australia

$3,520

Two Digitisation for Preservation and Access Workshops

History Trust of South Australia

$4,500

Significance assessment of the George Brooks Library Collection

Macclesfield Sub Branch RSL Inc

$1,885

Collection Management Software purchase

South Australian National Football League Inc

$4,500

Preservation needs assessment of the History Centre Collection

South Australian Police Historical Society Inc

$7,565

Digitisation of the collection's significant film and video tapes

St John Ambulance Australia South Australia Inc

$1,600

Archival storage materials purchase, environmental monitoring and pest control equipment

Tasmania

OrganisationAmountProject

Friends of the Launceston Mechanics' Institute Inc

$5,405

Archival storage materials and conservation supplies purchases

Friends of the Launceston Mechanics' Institute Inc

$4,755

Conservation Training Workshop

Roman Catholic Church Trust Corporation of the Archdiocese of Hobart

$4,500

Significance assessment of the Archives and heritage collection

Victoria

OrganisationAmountProject
Australian College of Educators 

$4,500

Significance assessment of the archives

Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives Inc

$14,975

Digitisation of the audiovisual collection

Binnap Partners Inc

$990

Care of Photographs and Negatives Workshop

Catholic Diocese of Ballarat

$4,500

Significance assessment of the Ballarat Catholic Diocesan Archives Historical Commission collection

Catholic Diocese of Sandhurst

$5,515

Digitisation of Parish Sacramental Registers

City of Greater Dandenong

$1,555

Disaster Preparedness Workshop

Dandenong Ranges Music Council Inc

$4,575

Preservation needs assessment of the Music Collection

Deaf Children Australia

$4,500

Preservation needs assessment of the collection

Freemasons Victoria

$4,500

Signficance assessment of the collection

Museums Australia Inc (Victorian Branch)

$7,740

Three Disaster Preparedness Workshops

Robert O'Hara Burke Memorial Museum

$5,290

Cataloguing software purchase

Royal United Services Institute (Victoria)

$4,950

Signficance assessment of the collection

Sovereign Hill Museums Association

$4,935

Preservation needs assessment of the Gold Museum Collection

St Paul's Cathedral Archives

$4,500

Significance assessment of the construction and building component of the Cathedral collection

Western Australia

OrganisationAmountProject

Broome Historical Society Inc

$5,485

Preservation needs assessment of the collection

Carnamah Historical Society Inc

$5,165

Significance assessment of the Museum collection

Community Group of Greenough Inc

$4,950

Significance assessment of Greenough Museum's Maley Archive

Fremantle Prison

$4,500

Significance assessment of the collection

JewishCare WA Inc

$3,580

Archival storage materials and disaster bin purchases 

Mundaring and Hills Historical Society Inc

$1,300

Collection Management Workshop and MOSAiC training 

Ngaanyatjarra Media (Aboriginal Corporation)$5,845Preservation needs assessment of the NG Media Archive
Perth Observatory Volunteer Group Inc$4,500Significance assessment of the heritage collection
Swan Guildford Historical Society Inc$4,695Archival storage equipment purchase for the textile and archive collections