GRANTS of up to $15,000 are available for not-for-profit community organisations to help preserve and protect nationally significant collections through the Community Heritage Grants Program.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz encouraged public libraries, museums, historical societies, Indigenous and multicultural groups to apply before submissions close on May 8, 2017.
“These grants help local communities to preserve and display culturally important material like artefacts, letters, diaries and photographs,” he said.
“The program also offers collection management training workshops to help staff and volunteers preserve significant items.”
The Community Heritage Grants Program is administered by the National Library of Australia, with support provided by the Department of Communications and the Arts, the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.
For more information or to apply, visit www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg
Caption: Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz, pictured with Muriel Shephard from the Tamborine Mountain Heritage Centre, encourages local groups to apply for funding under the Community Heritage Grants Program.