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Community Heritage Grants 2013

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Community Heritage Grant Applications are open for 2013.

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.

Since 1994, $4.5 million has been awarded to community organisations throughout Australia.

The types of projects supported include Significance Assessments of collections; Preservation Needs Assessments of collections; conservation activities and collection management; and training workshops.

CHG is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia; the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

The Closing date for Applications is 1 May 2013

Applications for regional internships, project assistance and movable heritage fellowships now open at Powerhouse Museum


Applications are now open for individuals or organisations to receive project assistance, a regional internship or a movable heritage fellowship in 2013 through the Regional Services program at the Powerhouse Museum.

Regional Internships

Regional Internships provide training and development opportunities for regional and rural cultural workers, including short courses and a project-based, four-week internship at the Powerhouse Museum. Financial assistance of up to $750 is available. Applications close 28 September 2012. Read more

Project Assistance

Project Assistance offers cultural heritage organisations across New South Wales advice and/or assistance to assist in recording, preserving and displaying their collections for the benefit of the community. Applications close 28 September 2012. Read more

Movable Heritage Fellowship

The Movable Heritage Fellowship invites tertiary students to undertake a research project on an object or group of objects in a community museum, historical society or other collecting institution. The Fellow will receive $5,000 and spend a minimum of one week at the Powerhouse Museum working with a supervisor. Applications close 1 February 2013. Read more

Any questions or need help with your application?

Contact Rebecca Pinchin, Powerhouse Museum on freecall 1800 882 092, ph (02) 9217 0220 or email

Source: Powerhouse Museum Regional Services enews July-November 2012 

Grants for Community Archives in NSW

There are currently two grant funding programs with applications open to Community Archives in NSW.

1. Heritage Branch – Office of Environment and Heritage

Grants for Historical Research and Local Archives Projects

Project purpose
To provide funding to celebrate Australian local history. For local historical research by community groups and individuals that.

Examples of eligible projects

  • For example Your local historical society wants to research a local history suitable for publication on World War One families focusing on sons and daughters for your town’s planned upcoming celebrations. You apply for a grant of $5,000.
  • Your local historical society is planning to employ a consultant to develop a management plan for your community archive collection of photographs which will be implemented by your society. You apply for a grant of $5,000 to assist with consultant costs.

Funding Grants up to $5,000

 Who can apply

  •  Individuals
  • Community organisations

However, you CAN NOT apply for funding if you are a state or local government agency undertaking work as part of your statutory responsibilities (but you may be involved as a project partner to a community organisation, individual or business).

Membership or affiliation with the Royal Australian Historical Society is not required, but welcomed. Membership does not affect the assessment of the application.

CLOSING DATE – 20 July 2012

Visit the website of the Heritage Office for applications and further information.

2.Arts NSW Cultural Grants Program

(Administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) )

[This Scheme]…supports organisations undertaking projects with a lasting historical contribution to a community in NSW. Please download the new, applicant-friendly application form here.

CLOSING DATE – 20 July 2012

For further information please see the website of the RAHS