New grants open to preserve heritage sites
Local organisations in Hume can now apply for funding to help protect Australia’s heritage under the Federal Government’s Australian Heritage Grants Program.
The $5.3 million program will protect and preserve national and world heritage sites and promote local tourism.
Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor said this round would place a particular focus on conserving privately-owned heritage sites that may have suffered significant visitor downturn due to COVID-19.
“Heritage site owners, managers and support organisations are invited to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $400,000 to conserve national and world heritage listed places.
“Funding can be used for a range of activities to protect and strengthen the natural, historic and cultural values of a site, or to enhance visitor experiences that encourage people to share our national heritage treasures.”
The new round of grants complements the $33.5 million package recently announced to support heritage infrastructure projects as part of the Australian Government’s $1 billion COVID Relief and Recovery Fund.
Applications for the 2020-21 grants round will close on 7 January 2021. To find out more and apply, visit https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/australian-heritage-grants.
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