Grants Celebrating ACT’s Heritage Now Open

Australian Greens

Applications are now open for the 2024-25 ACT Heritage Grants Program which aims to conserve, protect and celebrate our shared history and heritage.

Minister for Heritage Rebecca Vassarotti said $230,000 is available for individuals, community groups, and organisations interested in history or the heritage of our territory.

“The ACT has a rich history from different locations and people from all walks and life, and that is why we would like to help empower the community to tell these stories in new ways,” Minister Vassarotti said.

“Last year, 18 high quality projects received funding which included interpretive signage, oral history workshops, publications, and conservation management plans.

“Projects that showcase Aboriginal cultural heritage or reflect the Territory’s diversity are key priorities that we are looking at this year.

“I encourage any group or individual with a passion for sharing stories about Canberra’s heritage to apply and help new generations to learn and appreciate our vast history.”

Priorities for the 2024-25 round of the ACT Heritage Grants Program are:

  • ACT Heritage Register – Conservation works that enable the continued preservation, protection, use and access to places registered on the ACT Heritage Register, as well as Conservation Management Plans for registered or Aboriginal places and objects.
  • Community Participation – Projects that actively engage people in understanding, celebrating, and promoting heritage places and objects through education, oral histories, tourism, digitisation, interpretation and events.
  • Aboriginal Heritage – Aboriginal projects initiated by or involving local Aboriginal communities in cultural heritage activities.
  • Partnerships – Projects that provide partnership opportunities between community organisations and ACT Government agencies.
  • Diversity – Projects that reflect the Territory’s diversity and equality by documenting and recording the histories of women and Indigenous, multicultural, disability and LGBTQIA+ communities of the ACT.

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