2019 Community Heritage Grants Now Open

07 Mar 2019

The 2019 Community Heritage Grants (CHG) is a federally funded grants program, operating since 1994, which offers grants of up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance.

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

Not-for-profit organisations, such as historical societies, regional museums, public libraries and Indigenous and migrant community groups throughout Australia, are encouraged to apply.

A wide range of activities may qualify for grants, including:

- 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.

Applications for the 2019 CHG program are now open, and they close on Monday 6 May 2019 at 5pm (AEST).

For more information on CHG, visit http://www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg.