Community Heritage Grants 2017

Wednesday 08 March 2017
Community Heritage Grants 2017

Applications for the 2017 Community Heritage Grants program are now open.

The grant round closes on Monday 8 May 2017 at 5pm (AEST).

Up to $15,000 is available for not-for-profit organisations to assist in preserving Australian cultural heritage collections.

Heritage collections need to be locally held and nationally significant; not-for-profit organisations such as historical societies, regional museums, archives, galleries, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups are encouraged to apply.

Guidelines and application forms are available at

Contact details:

Co-ordinator Community Heritage Grants

National Library of Australia


02 6262 1147;

Examples of activities which may qualify include:

  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • purchase of archival quality storage materials
  • preservation training projects
  • conservation activities, including cleaning, treatment or rebinding
  • purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
  • copying of material once originals have been preserved
  • cataloguing or collection management software