National Library of Australia’s 2023 Community Heritage Grants are Open

The National Library of Australia (NLA) is calling for applications for their 2023 Community Heritage Grants. The grants of up to $20,000 are available to community groups such as libraries, archives, museums, genealogical and historical societies, multicultural and Indigenous groups around the country to help preserve locally owned, but nationally significant collections of materials that are publicly accessible including artifacts, letters, diaries, maps, photographs, and audio visual material.

The types of projects supported include:
– significance assessments of collections
– preservation needs assessments of collections
– conservation activities and collection management, and
– training workshops.

Run annually since 1994, the program has provided more than $8.4 million dollars in funding to over 1,600 projects across Australia.

Applications MUST be made online, no mailed or emailed applications/documentation will be accepted. You can find all the details regarding application guidelines, and the application form on their website.

Applications for new applicants will close on Monday, 8 May 2023
Applications for those who have recently completed a Community Heritage Grant project and are applying for the next stage will close on Thursday, 1 June 2023
Applications for training projects will close on Thursday, 1 June 2023

If you would like to discuss your project or have any queries, please email the CHG Program Team at