Heritage Incentive Program

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Heritage Near Me News

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Heritage Near Me Incentives Program

We are pleased to advise the opening of applications for two of the Heritage Near Me grant streams, which will see nearly $5 million available in the next financial year for local heritage projects.
The Local Heritage Strategic Projects program grants are being offered for the first time, while the Heritage Activation Grant Program has opened round 2.
The new Local Heritage Strategic Projects program will provide $2 million in funding each year over three years, to provide new opportunities for local communities to collaborate on projects that conserve and rejuvenate their local heritage places. They will drive reform in how we protect, share and celebrate our heritage spaces with initiatives that focus on management and activation in communities.
The Local Heritage Strategic Projects program encourages local communities to identify their own priorities under four broad categories covering conservation and restoration, raising community awareness, innovation in heritage management, and broaden understanding of heritage values.
Successful applicants of Local Heritage Strategic Projects will also be provided with specialist support and advice from initial project planning, through to delivery and evaluation from the Heritage Near Me Roadshow team.

The second round of funding through the Heritage Activation Grants stream is now open with a further $2.67 million available. These grants are designed to increase public enjoyment of local heritage by supporting projects such as physical works for better public access, new and innovative public programming, and the development of strategy and business plans.
Owners or managers of heritage items that are listed on their council’s Local Environmental Plan and regularly open to the public are invited to apply for funding through the Heritage Activation Grants program.
Applications under the Local Heritage Strategic Projects are open year round subject to available funding. Applications under the Heritage Activation program are open from now until Monday 21 April.

We encourage all eligible individuals or groups to apply and please contact the Heritage Near Me team with any questions.
For more information and to apply, visit the Heritage Near Me Incentives program page.

More information:

Website | www.environment.nsw.gov.au/heritage-near-me
Email | heritage.nearme@environment.nsw.gov.au
Phone | 02 9873 8544

Donations Contributions & Grants

Wentworth Shire Council has opened the Funding round for the 2016/17 financial year for community groups and organisations within the Shire.

Council has allocated $150,000 in the 2016/17 budget, to be distributed to eligible community groups through donations, rate reductions and exemptions, fee waivers, cash sponsorships, in-kind support, Community Chest Funding and Heritage Small Grant Funding.

Community groups and organisations within our Shire should consider their funding requests for the forthcoming financial year and lodge their applications with Council. Timelines for lodgement and consideration by Council are in the guidelines which can be viewed on Council’s website or by contacting our customer service centre.

Community groups seek a wide range of assistance from Council by way of fee waivers, donations, cash sponsorships, rate reductions and exemptions and in-kind support for services, events, awards and projects which they deliver within the community. The Community Chest Funding is for donations to individuals with extenuating circumstances, and the Heritage Small Grants funding is Council's commitment to the conservation of the Wentworth Shire Region.

The Donations, Contributions and Grants application process was introduced in the 2011/12 financial year and has enabled fair and equitable decision making based on set eligibility criteria and contribution limits. All decisions about grant allocations rest with Council and cannot be delegated to Council staff.

Application forms are available below: