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 2018, 60 grants were awarded, totalling $367,470.

Australian Capital Territory

Organisation Project Amount

Canberra & District Historical Society Inc

Significance Assessment of the Patience Australie Wardle Collection

$4,950

Duntroon House Officers' Mess 

Significance Assessment of the Duntroon House Collection

$4,500

Village of Hall & District Progress Association (Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre)

Significance Assessment of the Lyall Gillespie Collection

$4,950

New South Wales

Organisation Project Amount

Australasian Pentecostal Studies Centre

A Disaster Combo Workshop

$2,250

Australian Jewish Historical Society

Preservation Needs Assessment of the Collection

$4,950

Bathurst District Historical Society Inc

Preservation Needs Assessment of the Photographic Collection

$4,950

Broken Hill City Council Rehousing of the Ralph O'Connor Negative Collection $12,790
Care Leavers Australasia Network Inc Significance Assessment of the National Orphanage Museum Collection $4,500

Children's Hospital at Westmead

Significance Assessment of the Archive Collection $4,500
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Significance Assessment of the Regional Museum Collection $5,400
Friends of the Hawkesbury art community & Regional Gallery Inc Preservation Needs Assessment of the Clint Collection $5,070
Georges River Council Significance Assessment of the Georges River Libraries Local Studies Collection $4,500
Hawkesbury Regional Museum Preservation Needs Assessment of the Collection $4,500
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum Preservation Needs Assessment of the Archives and Library Collections $4,700
Manning Valley Historical Society Inc Preservation Needs Assessment of the Wingham Museum and Archives $6,600
Moore Theological College Council Rehousing and conservation treatment of the Marsden, Broughton, Waterhouse and Mary Andrews Collections in the Samuel Marsden Archives $13,420
Moree Cultural Art Foundation Ltd Five Conservation Training Workshops $10,960
Moree Cultural Art Foundation Ltd Significance Assessment of the Bank Art Museum Moree Collection $6,090
Mosman Art Gallery A Disaster Preparedness Plan and two Disaster Kits $6,950
Museums Australia - Mid North Coast Chapter Seven regional Significance Assessment Workshops $9,160
National Trust Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum Conservation treatment of Norman Lindsay's Lay Figure $13,500
Stanton Library Significance Assessment of the Luna Park Collection $4,500
Tamworth Historical Society Inc Purchase of environmental monitoring equipment (HOBO) $1,230
Tamworth Regional Film and Sound Archive Preservation Needs Assessment of the Collection $6,350

Northern Territory

Organisation Amount Project
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education A Digitisation Training Workshop $7,030
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education Purchase of archival storage materials and equipment, and digitisation of the film and audio tape collection $6,720
Darwin Military Museum Significance Assessment of the Collection $4,500
Finke River Mission Services Conservation treatment of selected watercolours in the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct Art Collection $13,630
National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame Inc Significance Assessment of the Objects Collection $6,030

Queensland

Organisation Amount Project
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology Purchase of archival storage materials $6,000
Cairns and District Chinese Association Inc (CADCAI) Conservation treatment of the Lit Sung Goong Temple Collection temple drum $13,630
Healthy Options Australia Purchase of archival storage materials and equipment $6,170
Rockhampton Art Gallery Purchase of archival storage equipment and materials $5,950
Rockhampton Regional Council Preservation Needs Assessment of the Central Queensland Collection $5,120

South Australia

Organisation Amount Project
Central Adelaide Local Health Network Heritage Office Significance Assessment of the Collection $4,500
City of Holdfast Bay Conservation treatment of the 1950s 'Zorita' sideshow banner $13,630
Flinders University Art Museum Preservation Needs Assessment of the Historic Papunya Painting Collection $4,500
Port Adelaide Historical Society Inc Significance Assessment of the Collection $4,950

Tasmania

Organisation Amount Project
COMA Tasmania Significance Assessment of the Collection $4,950
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Significance Assessment of the Vertebrate Skin and Skeletal Collection $4,500
Roman Catholic Trust Corporation of the Archdiocese of Hobart Purchase of archival storage materials $5,000

Victoria

Organisation Amount Project
City of Boroondara Significance Assessment of the Town Hall Gallery Collection $4,500
Civil Aviation Historical Society Inc Preservation Needs Assessment of the Collection $4,950
Duldig Gallery Inc Preservation Needs Assessment of the Studio Museum Collection $4,500
Glenelg Shire Council Significance Assessment of the Cultural Collection $5,550
Greater Bendigo City Council Significance Assessment of the Bendigo Art Gallery Collection $5,710
Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria Preservation Needs Assessment of the Heritage Collection $4,000
Royal United Services Institute (Victoria) Purchase of archival storage equipment $9,580
Sovereign Hill Museums Association Conservation treatment of the Chinese Processional Lion $9,000
Wangaratta RSL Inc Significance Assessment of the Memorabilia Collection $5,160
Warragul and District Historical Society Inc Preservation Needs Assessment of the paper based collection $5,710

Western Australia

Organisation Amount Project
Fremantle Prison Preservation Needs Assessment of the Collection $4,500
Law Society of Western Australia Significance Assessment of the Collection $4,500
National Trust of Australia (WA) Significance Assessment of the Strawberry Hill, Albany, house and Collection $4,500
Northcliffe Pioneer Museum Inc Purchase of MOSAiC cataloguing software $6,420
Perth Observatory Volunteer Group Inc Preservation Needs Assessment of the Perth Observatory Heritage Collection $4,500
Shire of Manjimup Purchase of cataloguing software $1,940
Shire of Manjimup Two Conservation Training Workshops $6,480
Shire of Northam Significance Assessment of the Northam Historical Society Collection $4,500
Swan Guildford Historical Society Inc Purchase of archival storage materials $3,390