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Learning about heritage at Experiment Farm. Credit Nicole Guyatt

Preparing a project for a grant application

Our NSW Heritage Grants program provides funding to owners, managers, communities and local government to assist with looking after and celebrating our heritage.

Tips on how to prepare your Application

We are so appreciative of the assistance and ease of availability of both the Heritage Grants Team and Heritage Conservation Team regarding our questions about our application - 2019-21 Applicant

Potential applicants are encouraged to prepare their project ideas early. When preparing a project for a grant application, 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 assessment criteria?
  • How are you proposing to do this (methods/approach/skills/engagement)?
  • If your project relates to an item on the State Heritage Register and/or an Aboriginal Place your project must obtain any Heritage approvals and permits under the Heritage Act 1977 and/or Aboriginal Heritage Impact Permits under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. You will be asked about this in the application form, if you are awarded a grant, and when reporting on your project. This is a separate process to the grants application.
  • How will you know if your project is successful (monitoring and evaluation)?
  • When will things be done (the project timeline)?
  • Where does this take place (a specific location, a region, or a community)?
  • Who will be involved in doing 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, and if you cannot you will need to make informed estimates)?
  • If you have more than one project, you should complete separate applications for each project.

If you would like to be notified of announcements for NSW Heritage Grants, please register your details with us in the form below.

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