Heritage grants on offer to preserve State’s cultural heritage

Owners of heritage listed properties are invited to share in grants totalling $1.222 million to assist with urgent conservation works.

Properties listed in the State Register of Heritage Places and those that have been under assessment for inclusion in the State Register for five years or more are eligible for a grant under the scheme.

The grants program, overseen by the Heritage Council of Western Australia, offers funding for grants of up to $100,000, including conservation plans to help guide works.

In 2017, 13 metropolitan and 10 regional places shared in grant funding which, when combined with the owner contributions, generated more than $3 million in conservation works.

The Heritage Council’s grants program is one of the few grants programs in Australia that assists private owners with the costs associated with maintaining heritage places.

Since the Heritage Grants Program’s inception in 1997, more than 760 heritage projects have received grants totalling $19.5 million.

Applications for the 2018-19 Heritage Grants Program are open until 12pm on Wednesday August 8, 2018.

Source: WA Government