Groups ranging from the Naval Historical Society of Australia, the Embroiderers’ Guild of NSW to Papunya Tjupi Arts in Central Australia are just some of the recipients of the 2019 Community Heritage Grants (CHG).
Now in its 26thyear, the CHG program has provided funding of over $7 million to almost 500 groups across Australia to preserve and provide access to nationally significant cultural heritage material held by community groups.
The CHG program is managed by the National Library of Australia (NLA) on behalf of the Australian Government, through the Department of Communications and the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; National Film and Sound Archive; and the National Museum of Australia.
It provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, indigenous and multicultural groups, genealogical and historical societies across the country.
Director-General of the National Library, Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, said in this year’s round applications were received from 135 organisations across Australia. Of these, 61 grants were awarded totalling almost $383,000.
Dr Ayres said the National Library was particularly delighted to see the diverse range of groups from all over the country receiving the grants - including from the Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery (outback NSW), Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum Collection (Albany, WA), Cassowary Coast Regional Council (North Queensland), Australian Jewish Historical Society (Sydney) and the Norfolk Island Museum.
See the full list of 2019 Community Heritage Grant recipients.
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