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Heritage Grants

  'Heritage Near Me' Grants

In April 2015 the NSW Government announced the $28.5 million ‘Heritage Near Me Initiatives’ program to implement transformational change to the way heritage is protected, shared and celebrated at the local level in NSW.

The program includes three new grant schemes:

  1. Heritage Activation Grants
  2. Local Heritage Grants
  3. Heritage Green Energy Grants

Application for the grants are made through the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage website. If you intend to apply for the grant you may require a letter of support from Council. Please send a brief overview of your proposed grant application to

Additional information on the program can be found on the ‘Heritage Near Me’ webpage.

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.  

 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage Annual Grants

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage offers annual funding for heritage related projects. The next round of grants are expected to be offered in October 2016.