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

    Applications open for grants to protect our State heritage sites

    1/08/2022 10:00 AM
    • $1.22 million on offer to owners and managers of State Registered Heritage Places
    • Grants available for conservation works and engagement and interpretation projects
    • $100,000 in matched funding available for major conservation projects

    More than $1 million is available to owners of State Registered Heritage Places to undertake vital conservation works, protecting our past and sharing the stories of some of Western Australia's most valuable historic sites.


    The annual Heritage Grants program - which is now open for application - makes funds available for urgent conservation works at a State Registered Heritage Place, or to develop heritage conservation plans, cultural landscape plans or feasibility studies.


    Funding for these State Heritage Grants ranges from up to $40,000 for works projects when supported by matched funding, and up to 80 per cent of the cost for documentation projects - to a maximum of $16,000.


    Owners can also apply for up to $100,000 in matched funding through the Major Conservation Project category, to complete large scale projects that deliver strong heritage outcomes with wider benefits.


    This includes projects that aim to enliven heritage places - encouraging people to rediscover and enjoy the history, along with projects that proactively respond to natural disasters, support economic recovery, and create jobs at a local or State level.


    A dedicated grant stream is available for innovative community engagement activities or interpretation projects which promote or celebrate a State Registered Heritage Place - or a place on the Heritage Council's assessment program.


    Eligible not-for-profit organisations, businesses and local governments are encouraged to apply for the Community Heritage Grants, which offer up to $20,000 in matched funding through financial or in-kind contributions.


    To apply for the Heritage Grants Program 2022-23, visit https://wa.gov.au/heritage-grants. Applications close Friday September 30, 2022.


    Comments attributed to Heritage Minister David Templeman:


    "Over 25 years, the Heritage Council of Western Australia has provided more than $23 million in grant funding towards the conservation and celebration of State Registered Heritage Places.


    "The Heritage Grants Program supports both physical conservation works to protect our heritage places, and community engagement activities and interpretation projects that celebrate our past, and provide the public with opportunities to engage with, and learn about our history in new and creative ways.


    "I'm pleased that the Heritage Grants Program can again offer funding for Major Conservation Projects - which we know not only conserve our heritage places - but also generate significant economic activity, and deliver broader community and social benefits.


    "Whether you're a heritage owner who needs help financing urgent conservation works, or a local heritage manager keen to tell our State's story in a unique and compelling way - I encourage you to review the grant information and apply."


    Minister's office - 6552 5400