Council announces dollar for dollar grants for heritage projects

Published on 03 November 2020

Photo of the former Rising Sun Inn in Millfield after heritage maintenance works

Now a museum and gallery, the Rising Sun Inn in Millfield is a heritage-listed building which has undergone maintenance work in recent times

Owners and managers of heritage listed properties and residencies in Heritage Conservation Areas may be eligible for up to $2,000 financial assistance as part of Cessnock City Council’s Local Heritage Fund.

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance for heritage conservation projects such as maintenance works, adaptive re-use projects, building code upgrades, interpretive projects, and conservation management plans.

Council’s Acting Director Planning and Environment, Martin Johnson said it’s important that Council supports residents to deliver on a broad range of heritage outcomes.

“These Local Heritage Fund grants will help owners, custodians and managers value and care for heritage in the Cessnock Local Government Area”, said Martin.

“We have some beautiful heritage buildings in the Cessnock region so I’m pleased we are able to contribute to projects that maintain them for future generations”, he said.

The fund will be administered in accordance with the Council’s Local Heritage Fund Guidelines which outline the type of projects that can be funded, who can apply, timelines, and how funds are to be matched.

Applications are due by Friday 20 November 2020. Find out more.

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