Heritage support for community
Pilbara not-for-profit community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants to preserve valuable heritage collections.
Applications for the Federal Government’s Community Heritage Grants program are now open, offering up to $15,000 for community organisations including public libraries, museums, historical societies, indigenous and multicultural groups.
Member for Durack Melissa Price said the grants would help organisations protect and display cultural collections of national significance.
“The grants can make all the difference to keep these items intact and available to the wider community,” she said.
“The program also offers collection management training workshops in the regions to assist staff and volunteers preserve significant items.
“The program is an important way of protecting culturally significant items in our regions and connecting community groups with our national institutions to share their knowledge and expertise.”
Grant applications close on May 8.