Applications open for grants to protect our State heritage sites

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More than $1 million is available to owners of State Registered Heritage Places to undertake vital conservation works, protecting our past and sharing the stories of some of Western Australia's most valuable historic sites.
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The annual Heritage Grants program - which is now open for application - makes funds available for urgent conservation works at a State Registered Heritage Place, or to develop heritage conservation plans, cultural landscape plans or feasibility studies.

Funding for these State Heritage Grants ranges from up to $40,000 for works projects when supported by matched funding, and up to 80 per cent of the cost for documentation projects - to a maximum of $16,000.

Owners can also apply for up to $100,000 in matched funding through the Major Conservation Project category, to complete large scale projects that deliver strong heritage outcomes with wider benefits.

This includes projects that aim to enliven heritage places - encouraging people to rediscover and enjoy the history, along with projects that proactively respond to natural disasters, support economic recovery, and create jobs at a local or State level.

A dedicated grant stream is available for innovative community engagement activities or interpretation projects which promote or celebrate a State Registered Heritage Place - or a place on the Heritage Council's assessment program.

Eligible not-for-profit organisations, businesses and local governments are encouraged to apply for the Community Heritage Grants, which offer up to $20,000 in matched funding through financial or in-kind contributions.

To apply for the Heritage Grants Program 2022-23, visit https://wa.gov.au/heritage-grants. Applications close Friday September 30, 2022.

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Page reviewed 1 August 2022