Fishwick Garden Steps v3

Steps at Fishwick House Grant Project. Credit Nicole Guyatt.

Applying for a grant

When is funding is available?

The Emergency Works Grants are open all year-round to eligible applicants.

For all other NSW heritage grants, the 2019-21 round has now closed for applications. Applications for the next funding round are expected to be called during 2020. If you would like to be notified of announcements for NSW Heritage Grants, please register your details with us on our Preparing a  project for a grant application page.

Please see our listing of other funding opportunities available from other organisations.

Emergency Works Grants - Open

The Emergency Works Grants are open all year-round subject to available funding.

The purpose of this grant category is to support the protection or repairs to gazetted Aboriginal Places, items listed on the State Heritage Register, or items with a current Interim Heritage Order that have been damaged by unexpected events (such as an extreme storm or accident) and where your insurance does not cover this cost. Check the NSW State Heritage Inventory to see if your item or place is a gazetted Aboriginal Place or listed on the State Heritage Register.

Full eligibility criteria and other details are in the guidelines.

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2019-21 Funding Round - Closed

The 2019-21 funding round aimed to:

  • improve identification, protection, knowledge and understanding of the State's heritage
  • assist owners and custodians with the conservation and activation of items of State and local heritage significance and Aboriginal Places
  • encourage promotion, celebration and cultural participation of the State's heritage.

In this round there were three broad categories:

  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants
  • Caring for State Heritage Grants
  • Community Heritage Grants

Details on the grants, including eligibility, is available in each of the grant category guidelines below for information only as this round has now closed.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants are for:

  • Improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage by developing conservation management documents for declared Aboriginal Places or places or objects listed on the State Heritage Register
  • Doing works within a conservation management document to conserve and protect places and objects of Aboriginal cultural heritage that are listed on the State Heritage Register or gazetted as Aboriginal Places
  • Increasing understanding, respect, and celebration of and cultural participation in Aboriginal cultural heritage
  • The grants aim to help to support connection to Country.

Full eligibility criteria and other details are in the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants Guidelines 2019-21.

Caring for State Heritage Grants

The Caring for State Heritage Grants provides funding to support the understanding, conservation, protection and activation of items listed on the State Heritage Register.

For projects which interpret an item listed on the State Heritage Register go to the Community Heritage Grants category.

Full eligibility criteria and other details are in the Caring for State Heritage Grants Guidelines 2019-21.

Community Heritage Grants

The Community Heritage Grants focus on enabling local councils and communities to identify, conserve, interpret and promote heritage.

It includes similar activities to the Community Heritage Projects, Local Government Heritage Advisors, Local Heritage Places and Local Government Planning Studies streams that were run in the 2017-19 rounds.

Some activities in this grant stream are only available to local government organisations while others are open to a broader group of applicants.

Full eligibility criteria and other details are in the Community Heritage Grants Guidelines 2019-21.

Funding was available towards:

Community

  • Community engagement projects for celebration and promotion of heritage
  • Interpretation projects for items on the State Heritage Register

Local Government

  • Community engagement projects for celebration and promotion of heritage
  • Interpretation projects for items on the State Heritage Register
  • Local government heritage studies
  • Small Heritage Grants Programs to conserve local heritage
  • Local Heritage Advisor Services