The National Library of Australia (NLA) is calling for applications for the 2019 Community Heritage Grants. The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups around the country to help preserve locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artifacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include:
– significance assessments of collections
– preservation needs assessments of collections
– conservation activities and collection management, and
– training workshops.

Run annually since 1994, the program has awarded $6.8 million to community organisations throughout in the country, helping a total of 1385 projects around Australia – from those in city as well as the country.

Applications MUST be made online, no mailed or emailed applications/documentation will be accepted. You can find all the details regarding guidelines, and the application form on their website

The 2019 Community Heritage Grants round is now open, and applications close at 5pm, Monday, 6 May 2019.

For further information regarding Community Heritage Grants or to discuss your application, contact:
CHG Coordinator
National Library of Australia
Canberra, ACT, 2600
Phone: (02) 6262 1147