New grants round open: Heritage Grants 2017–18

Published: 17 July 2017

Applications are now open for Cardinia Shire Council’s Heritage Grants 2017–18.

The Heritage Grants offer eligible community groups the chance to secure up to $5,000 in funding to repair or conserve places of heritage significance.

These grants are available to eligible community groups for suitable projects, including:

  • repairs and conservation work
  • capital works that improve community access
  • the development of conservation management or interpretation plans

Only project sites identified on the Cardinia Shire Planning Scheme Heritage Overlay are eligible for funding. Applications for funding of staged projects will be also considered.

Council’s Sustainability and Heritage Planner, Janene Vurlow, said the grants are intended to assist community groups to complete projects that improve the condition and long-term conservation of places and sites of heritage significance across the shire.

“The types of projects that could be funded under the Heritage Grants program are varied and all funded projects will ultimately promote the preservation and promotion of heritage sites.

“For example, projects might range from interpretive signage and enhancing cultural tourism potential to improve public access to sites,” Ms Vurlow said.

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 3 September.

For more information, including eligibility criteria, and to apply, visit Council’s website at www.cardinia.vic.gov.au/grants