Funding Available for Heritage Collections
3 March 2015
The Nationals Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged local historical societies and museums to apply for funding the 2015 Community Heritage Grants program.
Mr Walsh said the federally funded program has been operating since 1994 and offers grants of up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance.
“A wide range of activities may qualify for grants, including :
- Significance assessments of collections
- Preservation needs assessments of collections
- Purchase of archival quality storage materials
- Preservation training projects
- Conservation activities including cleaning treatment or rebinding
- Purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
- Copying of material once originals have been preserved
- Cataloguing or collection management software.
“I commend the many wonderful volunteers across the Murray Plains electorate who work
so tirelessly to accumulate, preserve and maintain the historical artefacts, documents and
rich history of our region, Mr Walsh said.
Applications for the 2015 Community Heritage Grants program close on 1 May 2015 at 5 pm (AEST). Guidelines and application form are available at nia.gov.au/chg/guidelines.