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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 financial assistance from the Cessnock City Council Local Heritage Fund. The fund has been provided by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Cessnock City Council. 

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to owners or managers of heritage items for conservation projects, maintenance works or Building Code upgrades. 

Projects which can be funded include:

  • conservation projects;
  • maintenance works;
  • adaptive re-use projects;
  • interpretive projects; and
  • conservation management plans. 

A full list of what can be funded is provided in the Local Heritage Fund Guidelines. 


Local Heritage Fund Guidelines

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


Closing date

We thank you for your application, applications for funding have now closed.

All applications are currently being assessed and individual applicants will be advised the outcome in due course. 

If your require any further information, please contact the Strategic Planning Team on (02) 4993 4127.






State Heritage Emergency Works Grants

Grants under the State Heritage Emergency Works Program are open year round, subject to funding availability. The grants are for projects that avert the immediate risk of further damage to a State Heritage Registered listed items or items with an Interim Heritage Order. This funding is NOT available for Local Heritage items.