Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Community Heritage Grants

The next round of the Community Heritage Grants is now open. National Library of Australia has full details including application form.
Applications close 5pm 5th June.

The Community Heritage Grants (CHG) program aims to preserve and provide access to nationally significant, Australian cultural heritage material held by community groups across the country. Grants of up to $15,000 are available for preservation projects and training through community based workshops.

Community organisations such as historical societies, museums, public libraries, archives, Indigenous and migrant community groups which collect and provide public access to their cultural heritage collections are eligible to apply.

A wide range of activities may qualify for grants, including:

• Significance assessments of collections
• Preservation needs assessments of collections
• Purchase of archival quality storage materials
• Conservation activities including cleaning, conservation treatment or rebinding
• Purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
• Copying of material once originals have been preserved
• Cataloguing or collection management software
• Training projects.

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