2019 Community Heritage Grants now open

Thursday 7 March 2019

The National Library of Australia Community Heritage Grants are now open.

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy said grants of up to $15,000 are available to assist in preserving Australian cultural heritage collections that are publicly accessible, locally held and nationally significant.

“Not-for-profit oganisations such as historical societies, regional museums, archives, galleries, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups are encouraged to apply,” Mr McCurdy said.

“A wide range of activities may qualify for grants.”

Activities which will be considered for funding 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.

More information is available at the Community Heritage Grant website: nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines

Applications for the 2019 Community Heritage Grants Program are now open and close Monday 6 May 2019.

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