Applications are now open under the third round of the federal government’s Australian Heritage Grants program.
Grants of between $25,000 and $400,000 are available for projects that strengthen our national heritage.
Regional communities will be among the key beneficiaries under this funding round designed to protect and preserve Australia’s national and world heritage sites, promote tourism and deliver much needed economic stimulus for COVID impacted communities.
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said heritage site owners, managers and support organisations are invited to apply for grants to conserve national and world heritage listed places.
He said this year there will be a focus on private entities impacted by COVID-19 for places that do not otherwise have access to state or other federal funding.
“Funding can be used for a range of activities to protect and strengthen the natural, historic and cultural values of a site, or to enhance visitor experiences that encourage people to share our national heritage treasures,” Mr Entsch said
“There are many significant sites and locations across my electorate that tick those boxes and I urge the respective owners, managers or organisations to submit an application.”
Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the latest round of the Australian Heritage Funding Grants Program will place a particular focus on conserving privately-owned national heritage places, many of which have faced significant visitor downturn and temporary closure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new round of grants complements the $33.5 million package recently announced to support heritage infrastructure projects as part of the Australian Government’s $1 billion COVID Relief and Recovery Fund.
Applications for the 2020-21 grants round will close on 7 January 2021.
Successful applications will be notified by March 2021.
For further information and to apply visit: https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/australian-heritage-grants