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Heritage Grants

Local Heritage Fund

Owners or managers of heritage listed properties and properties in a Heritage Conservation Area may be eligible for up to $2,000 financial assistance from the Cessnock City Council Local Heritage Fund. The funding has been provided by the NSW State Government and Cessnock City Council. 

 Local Heritage Fund Guidelines and Fact Sheet

The fund will be administered in accordance with the Cessnock City Council Local Heritage Fund Guidelines. These guidelines outline the type of projects that can be funded, who can apply and how funds are to be matched. 

Local Heritage Fund Guidelines

Local Heritage Fund Fact Sheet

Funding requirements

Applicants are required to match the fund on the basis of dollar for dollar. 

Seniors (over 65’s) pensioners and self-funded retirees are not required to match funding provided to them under this program.  

Projects need to be completed by the 13 of March 2020 in order to claim the grant.

Timing and Reporting

Applications for funding closed on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

Successful applicants will be notified in October 2019. 

Works must be completed and a final report provided to Council by 13 March 2020. Prior to completion, regular updates are to be submitted as milestones are reached (emails are sufficient).The final report will provide a record of the work undertaken, expenditure and photographs (before/after). If updates or the final report are not provided,funding may be withdrawn.

If your require any further information, please contact the Strategic Planning team on (02) 4993 4251.