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Our grants program helps owners, custodians, managers and communities to recognise, value and care for heritage.

We work together with communities and organisations to connect with their heritage. One way we do this is through the flagship NSW Heritage Grants Program, providing grants to heritage owners and custodians, local government and the community, to deliver a broad range of heritage outcomes. The program is supported by the Heritage Council of NSW.

The 2021-23 grant round saw over $5.9 million awarded to 231 projects across three broad funding categories: Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage.

The next round of heritage grants is expected to open in late 2022. 

How to apply for a heritage grant

Hear from successful applicants

Some previous grant applicants share their positive experiences in receiving a heritage grant and the difference it made to their community.

Grantmaker of the Year 2019

The NSW Heritage Grants Team were awarded the Grantmaker of the Year Award 2019 by the Australian Institute of Grants Management (AIGM).  The Award is designed to unearth the people leading the field of grantmaking in Australia and their innovative ideas for the future of grantmaking.

Read about why the NSW Heritage Grants Team were chosen as winners of this prestigious award in AIGM's article on what makes a good grant maker.

"Gets easier and more streamlined each year. Good interface and format. Excellent that it doesn't lose information if service drops out which happens frequently in the bush!"  2019-21 grant applicant