Community heritage grants now open

The National Library of Australia has announced the 2018 Community Heritage Grants Program which is providing grants of up to $15,000 to assist in the preservation of cultural heritage collections of national significance.

Nationals Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, said the program comes with the acknowledgement that all over the country significant traces of the nation’s history are deteriorating despite the best efforts of local communities to preserve them.

“The program is very broad and is focusing on not for profit organisations holding documentary heritage collections of national significance such as historical societies, regional museums, public libraries and indigenous and migrant community groups,” Mr Crisp said. 

A wide range of activities are covered by the grants including:

  • Significant assessments of collections
  • Preservation needs assessments of collections
  • Purchase of archival quality storage materials
  • Preservation training projects
  • Conservation activities including cleaning, treatment or rebinding
  • Purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
  • Copying of material once originals have been preserved
  • Cataloguing or collection management software.

Applications close 7 May, 2018. Guidelines and the application form are available at For further information or to discuss your application email: or phone 02 6262 1147.

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