Apply for a Community Heritage Grant

Posted on 4 March 2014 by

Applications are now open for the National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants for 2014. These grants are to preserve and improve access to the fascinating, diverse and nationally significant collections, held by local and community organisations around the country.

We know that many community organisations have material in their collections relating to Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and the history of child welfare in Australia. ‘Past provider’ organisations including MacKillop Family Services, Lutheran Archives and Berry Street have successfully applied for Community Heritage Grants in earlier funding rounds, to help them preserve and manage their vital collections, and make sure that they are accessible, now and to future generations.

What sort of activities can be funded by Community Heritage Grants? Past recipients have received grants to fund significance assessments, preservation needs assessments, archival storage materials and digitisation projects.

We would love to see more of the record-holding organisations in Find & Connect receiving Community Heritage Grants, and benefiting from the expertise of the team at the National Library, to improve the management of these precious records.

Want more information? Here’s a link to the guidelines . You can also lodge your application on line from this page.

Applications close Friday 2 May 2014 at 5pm (AEST).

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