Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has announced that the NSW Government is calling for applications to the NSW Heritage Grants program, which is making $6.5 million available for heritage and conservation over the next two years.


Mr Anderson said the grants will help local communities preserve tangible reminders of our past and conserve them for future generations.


“The funding will enable local communities throughout our electorate protect and preserve our rich cultural and architectural heritage.  


“This excellent program provides practical support to communities all over NSW, including the Tamworth electorate who want to conserve and document local heritage.

“The very foundation of our communities is built on collective and shared stories, the buildings and the heritage and this funding helps to support and protect this for tomorrow.


“Grants are available in four streams spanning Aboriginal, youth and seniors, state and local heritage projects”.


“The NSW Government is committed to maintaining vibrant rural communities and providing funding for heritage projects throughout NSW is one way we can achieve this,” Mr Anderson said.


The 2015/16 and 2016/17 program will provide:


  • $550,000 for Aboriginal heritage places;
  • $1,009,749 for community, youth and seniors heritage projects;
  • $2,420,000 for State Heritage Register-listed places, including $2.2 million for major works projects; and
  • $2,356,000 for local heritage places.


“I encourage state heritage register item owners and managers in particular to apply for funding under the grants program,” Mr Anderson added.


To find out more about the NSW Heritage Grants program and to apply for grants visit http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/funding/index.htm


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