Her­itage grants now open for groups

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

THE Na­tional Li­brary of Aus­tralia is call­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions to the 2019 Com­mu­nity Her­itage Grants pro­gram. The pro­gram pro­vides grants of up to $15,000 to com­mu­nity groups to help pre­serve and man­age lo­cally held but na­tion­ally sig­nif­i­cant cul­tural her­itage col­lec­tions.

These col­lec­tions in­clude a range of ma­te­ri­als from archival records, oral his­to­ries and tex­tiles through to paint­ings, draw­ings, pho­to­graphs and ob­jects. Projects funded un­der the CHG pro­gram in­clude sig­nif­i­cance as­sess­ments, preser­va­tion needs as­sess­ments, con­ser­va­tion ac­tiv­i­ties, col­lec­tion man­age­ment and train­ing work­shops. Grants are pro­vided to com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions such as li­braries, ar­chives, mu­se­ums, in­dige­nous and mul­ti­cul­tural groups, ge­nealog­i­cal and his­tor­i­cal so­ci­eties from in­ner cities to the most re­mote parts of Aus­tralia.

Dr Marie-Louise Ayres, Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the Na­tional Li­brary of Aus­tralia, said “these grants as­sist com­mu­nity her­itage groups to carry out the work re­quired to doc­u­ment, pre­serve and pro­vide ac­cess to these col­lec­tions through ex­pert guid­ance and fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance”.

First time re­cip­i­ents are in­vited to Can­berra to re­ceive their grant and en­hance their skills and knowl­edge which they can take back to their com­mu­ni­ties.’

The Na­tional Li­brary man­ages the Com­mu­nity Her­itage Grants Pro­gram — which is funded by the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment through the De­part­ment of Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and the Arts — with the Na­tional Ar­chives of Aus­tralia, the Na­tional Film and Sound Ar­chive and the Na­tional Mu­seum of Aus­tralia.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit nla.gov.au/chg.

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