Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage

    Grants open to conserve and celebrate State heritage places

    30/09/2021 7:00 AM
    • Applications for grant funding on offer to owners and managers of State Registered Heritage Places
    • $1.2million program supports conservation works, heritage interpretation, community celebrations and major projects
    • Grants program continues to protect and celebrate Western Australia's past 

    GRANTS of up to $40,000 are available to owners of properties on the State Register of Heritage Places with applications for the annual funding program open today.


    Heritage Minister David Templeman said the 2021-22 Heritage Grants Program would see an investment of $1.2 million into the conservation and interpretation of our State's heritage.


    Eligible property owners can apply for grants of up to $40,000 for conservation work. An additional $10,000 is available to assist with the preparation of conservation management planning documents for State registered places and those being considered by the Heritage Council for registration.


    This year, a new Major Conservation Projects category will offer up to $100,000 for projects that demonstrate exemplary heritage outcomes with wider community benefits.


    To be considered a Major Conservation Project, applicants will have to demonstrate how the project delivers heritage tourism, public benefit and enjoyment, helps protect the property from natural disasters or supports economic recovery and job creation at local or State level.


    A Community Heritage Grants stream also returns this year offering not-for-profit organisations, businesses and local governments grants for innovative events or activities that encourage the general public to engage with heritage places or for the preparation of interpretation plans and the promotion of heritage skills and information.


    Recipients of this new grants stream last year include heritage trails for Donnybrook and Beverley, development of the South Perth Heritage App and an exhibition in Fremantle celebrating the Universal Tile Factory and Italian migrant history.


    Since its inception in 1997, the Heritage Council of Western Australia has provided more than $23 million in grant funding assistance towards the conservation and celebration of State Heritage Registered Places.


    Grants are provided on a matched funding basis. For more information, or to apply, visit https://www.wa.gov.au/heritage-grants or contact HCWAincentives@dplh.wa.gov.au.


    Applications for the 2021-22 Heritage Grants Program close on Friday December 10 2021.


    Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:


    "The Heritage Grants Program promotes economic growth through employment and contracted works and will revitalise some of our State's most historic buildings, creating new opportunities for interpretation and storytelling.


    "It is a great opportunity for property owners to access funds to support conservation of their unique asset, or for local organisations, businesses or Councils to commission creative events and community celebrations that encourage engagement with the stories of our past.


    "This investment helps to ensure the long-term viability of our State's built heritage and promotes local jobs and heritage tourism. I strongly encourage those eligible to apply."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400