logo - NLAThe deadline for the National Library of Australia (NLA) 2014 Community heritage Grants is looming, so don’t delay if your group is wishing to send in an application. The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Projects supported include significance assessments, preservation needs assessments, conservation activities and collection management.

About the Community Heritage Grants
Since 1994, a combined total of around $4.9 million in funding has been provided to 1044 projects.

The 2014 Community Heritage Grants Program is funded by the Australian Government through the National Library of Australia with support provided by the Attorney General’s Department through the Ministry for the Arts; the National Archives of Australia; the National Film and Sound Archive; and the National Museum of Australia.

Applying for a Community Heritage Grant
If you wish to submit an application, you can do so online at: www.nla.gov.au/chg and remember that applications for the grants close on Wednesday 2 May 2014 at 5pm (AEST).

Who can apply for a Community Heritage Grant?
A not-for-profit ogranisations that owns or manages a collection of nationally significant materials and is accessible to the general public. Examples of not-for-profit organiations that are encourages to apply are: Archives, Art galleries, Community groups, Genealogical societies, Historical societies, Indigenous groups, Migrant community groups, Museums, Professional associations or Religious groups.

Information, guidelines and application forms are available at www.nla.gov.au/chg/

For futher details
The CHG Coordinator
National Library of Australia
Phone: 02 6262 1147
Email: chg@nla.gov.au