Mask of 'Penny Arcade', papier mache, Luna Park Collection, Stanton Library (2018 Community Heritage Grant recipient) 

Applications for the 2020 Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program are now open. Applications close 5pm, Monday 4 May 2020 (AEST). For details on how to apply, visit the guidelines and application form.

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.

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 past CHG recipients.

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

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