Funding open to promote our national heritage icons

Community groups across the north are being encouraged to apply for more than $300,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants program.

Northern based Government Senator Ian Macdonald said grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available to support community engagement and awareness raising activities that promote local destinations on Australia’s National Heritage List.

“Here in the North, we are in the enviable position of boasting two national heritage listed sites right on our doorstep – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics and World Heritage area.

“These grants are created specifically for the many dedicated, passionate groups in our community to promote these iconic destinations,” Senator Macdonald said.

The types of activities available for support through the program may include:

  • Development of signage, brochures and pamphlets
  • Development of web content, smart phone applications or virtual tours
  • Development of interpretive heritage trails and walks.

Senator Macdonald said the grants are part of the Coalition Government’s $1.4million commitment to provide opportunities for local groups to promote the heritage values and stories of places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List

“Local community organisations interested in the conservation, promotion and awareness raising of places on Australia’s National Heritage List are strongly encouraged to apply,” Senator Macdonald said.

Applications for funding are open until 23 March, 2017.

Further information about Community Heritage and Icons Grants, including the application guidelines and application form, is available at

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