Local heritage funding available

Berrima Correctional Centre is one of more than 330 heritage items listed in the 2010 Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan. Photo: file
Berrima Correctional Centre is one of more than 330 heritage items listed in the 2010 Wingecarribee Local Environmental Plan. Photo: file

More than $4 million in funding is available to conserve our heritage.

Applications are currently being accepted for local heritage funding options.

Member for Goulburn Pru Goward said these grants were designed to help communities rejuvenate and conserve their local heritage.

“I would urge all owners and managers of heritage items, councils, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and industry associations to consider applying for funding,” she said.

There are two heritage funding programs currently open for application:

  • Heritage Activation Grants – $2.67 million is available for owners and managers of local heritage items listed on their council’s Local Environmental Plan
  • Local Heritage Strategic Projects Plan – $2 million is available for projects such as conservation and repair work, development of heritage management, strategy and policy plans, and projects developed to specifically raise community awareness, knowledge and understanding of local heritage

Heritage minister Gabrielle Upton said the programs were designed to build on the knowledge and connection communities have with their heritage.

“Communities know their heritage better than anyone – these NSW government grants will help bring local heritage back to life,” Ms Upton said.

Applications under the Local Heritage Strategic Projects Program are open all year round subject to available funding. Applications under the Heritage Activation program close April 21.