Porter invites applications for community heritage projects

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, invites local organisations that need support to preserve and conserve important Australian heritage to apply for a Community Heritage Grant.

Managed by the National Library and funded by the Coalition Government, the Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 each to help local organisations preserve and maintain nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects at the local level.

“I encourage not for profit organisations with heritage responsibilities in Pearce to apply for one of these grants,” Mr Porter said.

“The local library, archive, museum, historical society, Indigenous groups and migrant community groups with a significant historical collection may be eligible for funding.

“The preservation and maintenance of our local heritage is an important part of our national story.

“These grants help the Pearce community protect our legacy through both the funding and access to expert advice and is a great opportunity for local not for profit organisations to access resources and develop the skills necessary to preserve historical collections.”

The 2016 Community Heritage Grants Program is 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.