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 2020, 61 grants were awarded, totalling $395,150.

New South Wales

Organisation Project Amount
Armidale Folk Museum Significance assessment of the collection $5,740
Australian Museums and Galleries Association - Mid North Coast Chapter 'Journeys' collection management training workshops $10,950
Braidwood & District Historical Society Inc Preservation needs assessment of the collection $4,950
Charles Sturt University Regional Archives Significance assessment of the Alfred 'Possum' Greene Collection $5,400
Coffs Harbour Regional Museum Preservation needs assessment of the collection $6,000
Cowra Japanese Garden and Cultural Centre Ltd Significance assessment of the collection $5,520
Goulburn Mulwaree Council Conservation and improved housing of selected items in the Goulburn Historic Waterworks Museum Archive collection $12,050
Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum Inc Archival storage materials and cabinet for blueprints and maps material $6,460
Lord Howe Island Historical Society and Museum Inc Significance assessment of the collection $7,470
Manning Valley Historical Society Inc Storage systems and materials for rehousing the Photographic and Archives Collection $8,960
Moore Theological College Council Significance assessment of the Library's Rare Books Collection $4,500
Moree Cultural Art Foundation Ltd Preservation needs assessment of the Bank Art Museum Moree Collection $7,280
National Trust of Australia NSW - Bedervale Significance assessment of the Bedervale Homestead, Braidwood  $4,500
National Trust of Australia NSW - Miss Porter's House Significance assessment of the collection $4,500
Naval Historical Society of Australia Preservation needs assessment of the collection $5,390
Richmond River Historical Society Inc Contemporary software for cataloguing collection $5,100
St Thomas' Anglican Church Port Macquarie Significance assessment of the heritage collection $5,400
Stanton Library Preservation needs assessment of the Luna Park Collection $4,500
Tamworth Regional Gallery Significance assessment of the collection $5,450
Tamworth Regional Gallery Preservation needs training for the Tamworth region $6,700

Northern Territory

Organisation Project Amount
Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal Corporation Significance assessment of the Maruku Arts Collection $9,680
Uniting Church in Australia, Northern Synod Significance assessment of the Adelaide House Historic House Museum Collection, Alice Springs $5,970

Queensland

Organisation Project Amount
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology Rehousing of Abbey Museum collection items $10,990
Brisbane's Living Heritage Network Ltd Skills development workshop series in collection management including digitisation and preservation $9,820
Charleville and District Historical Society Significance assessment of the Charleville’s Historic House Collection $6,760
Emu Park Historical Museum Society Inc Significance assessment of the collection $5,540
Friends of Archer Park Station & Steam Tram Museum Inc Significance assessment of the collection $5,500
Queensland Maritime Museum Association Ltd Preservation needs assessment of the Lighthouse Collection $4,500
Royal Geographical Society of Queensland Preservation needs assessment of the collection $4,500
Royal Historical Society of Queensland Significance assessment of the collection $4,500
Squash Australia Ltd Significance assessment of historical sporting memorabilia $4,500
Tablelands Regional Council Significance assessment of the Herberton Mining Museum collection  $5,040
University of Queensland - Anthropology Museum Collection treatments, housing and digitisation of the Photographic Collection $13,530
University of Southern Queensland - Historical Archives Significance assessment of the Toowoomba Chronicle Archives collection $4,500

South Australia

Organisation Project Amount
Australian Lithuanian Community Association Ltd Preservation needs assessment of the Australian Lithuanian Archives collection $4,950
Australian Lutheran College Preservation needs assessment of the Library's Rare Books Collection $4,500
City of Holdfast Bay Collections disaster preparedness plan $8,820
Flinders University Museum of Art Treatment and conservation framing of significant works in the Papunya Painting Collection $7,610
Flinders University Museum of Art Significance assessment of the collection $5,600
History Trust of South Australia - National Motor Museum Purchase and installation of portable dehumidifiers $13,630
Naracoorte Regional Art Gallery Significance assessment of the collection $6,330

Tasmania

Organisation Project Amount
Roman Catholic Trust Corporation of the Archdiocese of Hobart Storage systems for collection artworks  $9,040

Victoria

Organisation Project Amount
Australian Museums and Galleries Association Victoria Cultural competency training for community museums $6,620
Australian Racing Museum Ltd Digitisation of the Australasian Turf Register and Victorian Ruff racing records $13,630
Catholic Diocese of Ballarat Preservation needs assessment of the Ballarat Catholic Diocesan Historical Commission collection $4,500
Deaf Children Australia DCA History Collection catalogue software purchase $2,430
Duldig Gallery Inc Conservation of significant paintings and furniture at the Duldig Studio Museum and Sculpture Garden $13,630
Greater Bendigo City Council Preservation needs assessment of the Bendigo Art Gallery collection $5,250
Monbulk RSL Sub-Branch Significance assessment of the Mrs Aeneas Gunn Memorial Library at the Monbulk RSL $4,950
Montsalvat Foundation Inc Significance assessment of the Montsalvat Permanent Collection $5,340
Warragul and District Historical Society Inc Conservation treatments of art works and other paper-based records $10,550

Western Australia

Organisation Project Amount
Community Group of Greenough Inc Archival storage materials for the Maley Mill & Store Archives & conservation of Rands' watercolour $2,550
Eastern Goldfields Historical Society Inc Server upgrade $4,380
Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation Conservation and collections management workshops $9,800
Mundaring and Hills Historical Society Inc Significance assessment of the Watheroo and Mundaring geophysical instruments $4,500
Perth Diocesan Trustees Preservation needs assessment of the Anglican Diocese Perth Archives $4,500

Australian Capital Territory

Organisation Project Amount
Australian Academy of Science Significance assessment of the collection $4,500
Canberra & District Historical Society Inc Preservation needs assessment of the Patience Australia Wardle Collection $4,950
Duntroon House Officers' Mess Preservation needs assessment of the Duntroon House Officers' Mess  $4,950
Fire Brigade Historical Society of the ACT Significance assessment of the collection $5,720
Village of Hall & District Progress Association (Hall School Museum & Heritage Centre) Preservation needs assessment of the Gillespie Collection at Hall School Museum and Heritage Centre $4,950

For more information, please refer to the media release, Community Groups Funded to Care for Australian Heritage.