26 September 2023

New grants for age-old heritage

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The Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate has invited applications for the ACT Heritage Grants Program 2021.

Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Mick Gentleman said the 2021 round of Heritage Grants would target projects to move Canberra’s history online.

Mr Gentleman said the priorities for the 2021 round were conservation works; community projects to increase utilisation and awareness of heritage places; Aboriginal projects; and projects providing partnership opportunities between community organisations and ACT government agencies.

“The grant program will see $355,000 worth of projects flow into our economy,” Mr Gentleman said.

“This year we’re asking for proposals that are developed in line with current social distancing requirements,” he said.

“This could include projects to bring our heritage to life in new ways like online resources and virtual visitation as well as restoration works to residential premises.”

Mr Gentleman said applications were open until 12 June.

“The Heritage Grants Program is built on our community partnerships, which are especially important right now as we work together to create new jobs and fast track projects to keep local businesses going,” he said.

“Each year, the grants support projects that promote and conserve our local heritage, including oral histories, festivals and exhibitions.”

Application forms and guidelines for the Heritage Grants 2021 can be accessed at this PS News link.

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