Applications open for $1.2 million WA Heritage Grants program

  • Applications open for $1.2 million Western Australian Heritage Grants program
  • $1.221 million grants package available for owners of State registered heritage places
  • Grants can be used for conservation works, and engagement and interpretation projects
  • The State Government has allocated more than $27 million through the Heritage Grants Program over 27 years

Applications are now open for owners of heritage listed places to share in more than $1.2 million for conservation and cultural landscape works.

The 2024-25 Heritage Grants Program offers $150,000 through its Community Heritage Grants stream and the remainder through the State Heritage Grants funding stream.

Property owners can use the grants for conservation works, to develop heritage conservation or cultural landscape plans, and undertaking feasibility studies.

Eligible not-for-profit organisations, businesses and local governments are encouraged to apply for the Community Heritage Grants that assist innovative community engagement activities or interpretation projects that promote or celebrate a State registered heritage place or local heritage listed places.

Last year 28 grants were awarded, including $100,000 for conservation repairs to historic Mead Homestead in Leda, to help its ongoing activities for people living with diverse abilities.

Deep-sea surveyors Wrecksploration received more than $11,900 to help create detailed 3D models of historical shipwrecks in waters south-west of Rottnest Island, giving a unique insight into Western Australia’s maritime heritage.

To apply for the 2024-25 Heritage Grants Program, visit https://wa.gov.au/heritage-grants

Applications close on Friday, 9 August 2024.

Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:

“I am pleased once again to invite applications for this year’s Heritage Grants Program.

“These grants fund projects that support conservation works and heritage activities that provide economic and social benefits for communities throughout Western Australia.

“For nearly 30 years, the program has provided more than $27 million for projects that protect our State heritage places and create activities and programs that engage the community to celebrate and learn about our unique history.

“I encourage heritage owners, local heritage managers and educators to visit the online grant information and apply.”

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