2020 Community Heritage Grants now open

Now in its 27th year, the Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community groups to help preserve and manage locally held but nationally-significant cultural heritage collections.

Since the program began in 1994, more than $7.26 million has been allocated to 1,445 collection preservation and management projects around the country, from inner cities to the most remote parts of Australia.

Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Director-General of the National Library of Australia, said: “The range of community groups receiving the grants has highlighted the incredible diversity of Australia’s people and stories. The grants help to preserve and manage these collections for future generations.”

In past years, projects ranging from preserving Indigenous languages to caring for rare meteorological equipment have received assistance under the CHG program. Such support includes significance assessments, preservation needs assessments, conservation activities, collection management and training workshops.

Applications close on Monday 4 May 2020.

To submit an application or find out more information visit nla.gov.au/chg.