New round of funding to support local heritage collections in the Far North

Local groups working to preserve important collections of the region’s 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 far north of the state, there is a vibrant culture of Indigenous heritage and we’ve seen some wonderful collections of work created,” 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 the region’s 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.”

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

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