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2018 Community Heritage Grants open

2018 Community Heritage Grants open
5 March 2018

The National Library of Australia is calling for applications for the 2018 Community Heritage Grants.

The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Eligible projects include significance assessments, preservation needs assessments, conservation activities, collection management and training workshops.

The National Library manages the Community Heritage Grants Program—which is funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts—with the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive, the National Museum of Australia and the National Library.

First-time recipients are invited to Canberra to receive their grant and enhance their skills through the expertise of institutions like the National Library—and take that knowledge back to their communities.

View the full media release

Applications, which should be submitted online, close on Monday 7 May 2018.

Read more and apply

CHG Contact: Fran D’Castro, CHG Coordinator, 02 6262 1147 or

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