Chinese Processional Lion, Gold Museum Chinese Temple Collection, courtesy of the Sovereign Hill Museums Association (2018 CHG grant recipient)

Community Heritage Grants

Community Heritage Grants – 2021 Round

The Community Heritage Grants 2021 round is now open. The closing date for applications is Monday 10 May 2021. 

For general information on the program, including eligible organisations and projects, please consult the CHG 2021 Round Guidelines and CHG website.

Previous CHG funded recipients must have completed and acquitted their grants by 12 April 2021 and must have complied with all grant requirements to be eligible to apply for funding in 2021. This includes 2020 grants recipients who wish to apply and progress their CHG journey more quickly.


The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 (GST inclusive) to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups. Successful CHG recipients are also given access to online workshops.

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. The grants are also aimed at helping make these collections of materials more publicly accessible.

CHG is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications (Office for the Arts); National Library of Australia; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.



Community Heritage Grants supported by

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