Applications now open for Cardinia Shire Heritage Grants 2022–23!

Published: 10 May 2022

Applications for Cardinia Shire Council's Heritage Grants 2022–23 are now open.

The grant program helps support our community in identifying, preserving, managing and promoting Cardinia Shire’s heritage places.

Eligible applicants and projects can apply for grants of up to $5,000 in matched funding ($1 from Council and $1 from the applicant) to help with projects seeking to:

  • repair or conserve places and sites of heritage significance, including significant trees
  • complete capital works to improve community access
  • develop conservation management plans, or
  • develop and install interpretive signage.

Cardinia Shire Council Mayor Councillor Jeff Springfield encouraged community and business groups, and owners of heritage buildings to apply for funding under the program to get their projects off the ground.

“Our Heritage grants program aims to support our community to undertake projects that help to restore, preserve and promote heritage sites.

“So, if you own a heritage building in the shire or are part of a historical society or community group that needs some financial assistance towards maintaining or promoting a heritage site, Council’s grants may be able to assist,” the Mayor said.

“The Heritage Grants program works to protect Cardinia Shire’s history for future generations to enjoy and helps preserve and increase awareness of the heritage sites that play a fundamental role in creating a sense of community identity.”

Applications must be submitted online at before 2pm, Thursday 30June 2022.

Applications for staged projects will be considered. Privately-owned heritage places will only be considered for funding if they are used or accessed by the community.

Heritage places eligible for funding include those listed in the Heritage Overlay of the Cardinia Planning Scheme. To check if a site is covered by a Heritage Overlay, visit, enter the street address and select 'Zones and Overlays'.

For more information, including full eligibility criteria, and to apply, visit Council’s website at

For enquiries, please call the Environment and Heritage team on 1300 787 624 or email

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