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 2017, 56 grants were awarded, totalling $356,843.

Australian Capital Territory


Australian National Museum of Education

Purchase of archival storage materials 


Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra 

Preservation needs assessment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art & Artefact Collection


New South Wales


Albury City Council - Albury Library Museum

Conservation treatment of Uiver Collection items


Albury City Council - Albury Library Museum

Integrated Pest Management Workshop


Broken Hill City Council

Conservation, Handling and Care of Collections Workshop


Campbelltown City Council LibraryPaper Conservation Workshop$2,700
Corowa District Historical SocietyPreservation needs assessment of the Federation Museum Collection$5,150

Eden Killer Whale Museum

Preservation needs assessment of the collection$4,500
Flying Fruit Fly Circus FoundationPurchase of archival storage equipment and materials for re-housing the archives$6,460
National Institute of Dramatic ArtDigitisation of the Archives' historic transparencies $12,000
National Trust of Australia (NSW)Three Integrated Pest Management Training Workshops $4,770
Royal Far WestSignificance assessment of the Archive Collection$4,500
S.H. Ervin GalleryPurchase of environmental monitoring equipment$13,630
Slim Dusty Museum Trust FundPurchase of cataloguing software$4,700
Trustee For The Salvation Army (NSW) Property Trust Significance assessment of the Salvation Army Australia Eastern Territory Heritage Centre collection$4,500
Trustees of the Roman Catholic Church for the Diocese of Bathurst Significance assessment of the collection$4,500
Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust on Behalf of Uniting NSW.ACTPreservation needs assessment of the Historical Archives Collection $4,500

Northern Territory

Bawinanga Aboriginal CorporationSignificance assessment of the Djomi Museum Collection$9,330
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka IncPreservation needs assessment of the Yirrkala Museum Collection$7,440
Central Australian Aboriginal Media AssociationsSignificance assessment of the Video Library Collection$6,630
Finke River MissionPreservation needs assessment of the Hermannsburg Water Colour Collection$6,270
Papunya Tjupi Art Centre Aboriginal CorporationSignificance assessment of the Papunya Luritja Archive Collection$6,610


Burke Shire CouncilTwo Collection Care Workshops$13,080
Mareeba Heritage Centre IncPreservation needs assessment of the collection$5,970
Museum and Gallery Services Queensland LtdSkills Development Workshop Series in Collection Care and Management, Significance and Disaster Preparedness (Greater Brisbane Region)$9,580
Queensland Maritime Museum Association LtdPurchase of archival storage equipment and materials$13,540
The Queensland Women's Historical AssociationPreservation needs assessment of the collection$4,950
University of Queensland - Anthropology MuseumPreservation needs assessment of the Museum's Photographic Collection$4,500

South Australia

Embroiderers' Guild of South Australia IncTwo Disaster Preparedness Workshops$3,344
History Trust of South AustraliaTwo Making Digital Collections Accessible Workshops$4,540
Peterborough History Group SA IncDigitisation and archival storage for the Peterborough Times Printing Office Collection Stage II$12,260


Maritime Museum of Tasmania IncPreservation needs assessment of the collection$4,500
Military Heritage Foundation of TasmaniaPreservation needs assessment of the Army Museum of Tasmania Collection$4,950
Narryna Heritage Museum IncPurchase of archival storage materials for the Costume Collection$15,000
Roman Catholic Trust Corporation of the Archdiocese of HobartPreservation needs assessment of the Achives and Heritage Collection$4,500
University of TasmaniaPurchase of archival storage materials and digitisation of the photographic collection $13,630
West Tamar Council Preservation needs assessment of the Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre Collection $4,560


City of BallaratSignificance assessment of the Historic Town Hall Collection$4,500
Civil Aviation Historical Society IncSignificance assessment of the Archives and Airways Museum Collection$4,950
Freemasons VictoriaPreservation needs assessment of the collection$4,500
Jewish Holocaust CentreSignificance assessment of the collection$4,500
Kew Historical Society IncSignificance assessment of the collection$4,950
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV) Significance assessment of the Heritage Collection$4,500
Royal United Services Institute of VictoriaPreservation needs assessment of the Library Collection$4,950
Shrine of RemembranceSignificance assessment of the collection$4,500

Western Australia

Berndt Museum of AnthropologyPreservation needs assessment of the Museum's Archive Collection$4,500
Community Group of Greenough IncPreservation needs assessment of the collection$5,660
Cunderdin MuseumSignificance assessment of the collection$4,500
Eastern Goldfields Historical Society IncArchival storage of the photographic collection$1,200
Juluwarlu Group Aboriginal CorporationPreservation needs assessment of the collection$7,440
Murdoch University Significance assessment of the Library Science Fiction Collection$4,500
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum IncPreservation needs assessment of the Museum Collection$5,819
Royal Western Australian Historical Society IncPreservation needs assessment of the Costume Collection $4,500
Shire of ManjimupPreservation needs assessment of the Energy Collection$4,500
Warmun Art Aboriginal CorporationConservation treatment of the Warmun Community Collection priority items$13,530
Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society IncDigitisation of historic Harry Whittington (OAM) and WISALTS Collection records$8,060