Grants totalling more than $5 million over a two-year period are now available for heritage projects across NSW.  

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and the Arts Don Harwin said the 2021-23 NSW Heritage Grants Program will identify, conserve and celebrate our state’s rich heritage. 

“I have witnessed first-hand the impact recent disasters have had on our Aboriginal cultural heritage, built heritage and the natural environment,” Mr Harwin said. 

“So this year, we are offering grants that will help those impacted to remediate sites and improve resilience. 

“Protecting and celebrating Aboriginal cultural heritage continues to be a key focus for the NSW Government.”  Grants

There are three grant categories including Aboriginal Cultural Heritage, Caring for State Heritage and Community Heritage. The program has also been expanded to help owners and custodians of heritage places affected by natural disasters.

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants category aligns with the NSW Government’s commitment to strengthen and empower Aboriginal communities across NSW and increase understanding, respect, celebration and cultural participation in Aboriginal cultural heritage.

“Projects in this category can include works to Aboriginal cultural heritage sites, as well as projects that celebrate and promote greater understanding of Aboriginal cultural heritage,” Mr Harwin said. 

“Owners of state significant heritage can apply for grants for works to restore, activate and interpret those items through the Caring for State Heritage Grants category.”

The Community Heritage Grants category is for projects that engage communities in the celebration and promotion of heritage especially projects that connect future generations with our heritage.

The 2021-23 NSW Heritage Grants funding round is now open for applications until 8 February 2021. Funding is also available for local government initiatives.

For more information, including guidelines and an application, visit the Heritage NSW website.