Tasmanian community organisations are being encouraged to apply to the Community Heritage Grants programme to help preserve and protect local collections.
Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said the grants help local communities to preserve and display nationally-significant material such as artefacts, letters, diaries and photographs.
“Grants of up to $15,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations such as public libraries, museums, historical societies and Indigenous and multicultural groups,” Senator Parry said.
“The grants are designed to help keep these items intact and available to the wider community. The programme also offers collection-management training workshops to assist staff and volunteers preserve significant items.”
The Community Heritage Grants Programme is part of preserving Australia’s unique history, artefacts and stories.
The programme is an important way of protecting culturally-significant items in our region and sharing knowledge and expertise. It also enables collaboration with cultural institutions such as the National Library of Australia.
Since the programme began more than 20 years ago, it has provided $6 million to more than 1,200 groups and communities.
The Community Heritage Grants Programme is administered by the National Library of Australia, with support from the Department of Communications and the Arts, the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.
Applications close 8 May 2017.
For more information and guidelines visit Community Heritage Grants