New round of funding to support local heritage collection in the North West


Local groups working to preserve important collections of the region’s rich heritage and history are being encouraged to apply for a share of funding through the Community Heritage Grants program.

Northern-based LNP Senator Ian Macdonald said grants of up to $15,000 are available to help groups preserve and maintain nationally significant collections.

“Across the north-west of the state, the region shares a colourful gold mining and pastoral heritage, which, together with a strong indigenous culture, provides the perfect backdrop for the efforts of local groups who donate so many hours of their time and effort to preserving this history,” Senator Macdonald said.

“Funding support through programs like the Community Heritage Grants are important vehicles to enable local groups to continue the great work they do in capturing and recording some of the more significant aspects of our northern cultural heritage,” Senator Macdonald said.  

“This is especially important in rural and regional areas, where these not-for-profit groups don’t always have the same access to services to support the unique type of work they do, compared to larger organisations in metropolitan areas.” 

The 2016 Community Heritage Grants Program is funded by the Federal Government and managed by the National Library in conjunction with the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

Applications close 9 May, 2016 and can be submitted online at www.nla.gov.au/chg.

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