Protect Australia’s History

Applications are now open for the Federal Government’s Community Heritage Grants Program which helps to preserve locally held, nationally important collections and ensure they are available to the public.

Grants of up to $15,000 are being offered to help organisations to document, preserve, digitise and curate collections of national significance.

These grants help local communities preserve and display culturally important material such as letters, diaries, maps, photographs and audio-visual material. 

Eligible organisations include archives, art galleries, libraries, genealogical societies, museums, historical societies, indigenous groups and multicultural community groups.

The Community Heritage Grants Program is administered by the National Library of Australia, with support provided by the Department of Communications and the Arts, the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

Details about the grants, including guidelines and application form are available here

Applications for the 2017 grant round close on Monday 8 May 2017.

For assistance please contact Sarah Wilhelm on 9822 4422 or email

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