MEDIA RELEASE - COMMUNITY HERITAGE GRANTS NOW OPEN - 13 MARCH 2018

Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, is encouraging eligible local groups to apply for The National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants.

The Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and multicultural and Indigenous groups.

The grants are provided to assist with the preservation of locally owned and nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artefacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

Examples of projects which may qualify include:

  • purchase of archival storage materials
  • significance assessments of collections
  • preservation needs assessments of collections
  • assistance with preserving artefacts
  • conservation activities and collection management
  • training activity workshops.

Application guidelines are available at www.nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines.

Applications for the grants program close on Monday, 7 May 2018. For more information, local groups can contact the program coordinator on 6262 1147.