Things to consider before you apply for a heritage grant.
Applicants are encouraged to prepare project ideas early. It is helpful to consider the following questions:
- What do you want to do?
- Why do you want to do it and why is it important?
- How does it fit with the grant assessment criteria?
- How are you proposing to do this? (methods/approach/skills/engagement)
- When will things be done? (the project timeline)
- Where will the project take place? (a specific location, a region, or a community)
- Who will be involved in the project? (specialists, stakeholders or partners)
- Who will benefit from the project?
- How much it will cost to deliver the project successfully? (obtain quotes where you can. If you can’t, you will need to make informed estimates)
- How will you know if your project delivered good results? (monitoring and evaluation)
- If you have more than one project, you must complete separate applications for each project.
Remember: if your project relates to an item listed on the State Heritage Register and/or a declared Aboriginal Places you must obtain any approvals and permits under the Heritage Act 1977 or permits under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, or meet the criteria for exemption before commencing any work. You will be asked about permits and approvals in the application form, when you are awarded a grant, and when reporting on your project. The process of getting permits and approvals is separate to the grant application and can be started before or after you apply for the grant. You will need to allow for this in your project timeframe and budget.
"We are so appreciative of the assistance and ease of availability of (the Heritage NSW teams) regarding our questions about our application." 2019-21 grant applicant