The major sources of Australian Government funding for activities that benefit Australia's heritage are competitive programs under which eligible parties can apply for their project to be considered as part of a formal funding round, and discretionary, ad hoc or non-competitive grants under which funds are approved by the Minister.
Australian Heritage Grants
From 2018-19, the Government will invest $5.3 million per year in the Australian Heritage Grants Program. The objectives of this program are to strengthen recognition, management, conservation and public engagement on/of Australia’s National Heritage List places. This program replaces the Protecting National Heritage Site program, and the National Trusts Partnership program.
- More about the Australian Heritage Grants
Funding is no longer available from the following sources:
- National Trusts Partnership Program
- Community Heritage and Icons Grants
- Protecting National Historic Sites
- Indigenous Heritage Programme
The Indigenous Heritage Programme (IHP) transferred to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in November 2013. On 1 July 2014, the Indigenous Advancement Strategy replaced the IHP and more than 150 other individual programmes and activities.
- Your Community Heritage (YCH)
- Heritage Projects (Jobs Fund)
- Regional Natural Heritage Programme
- National Heritage Investment Initiative
- Commemoration of Historic Events and Famous Persons
State and Territory Grant Programs
Funding may also be available through your State and Territory.