Her­itage sup­port for com­mu­nity

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Perera For more in­for­ma­tion or to ap­ply, go to nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg.

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.

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