Grants to preserve Australia’s heritage

Federal Member for Wide Bay, Llew O’Brien today announced the Coalition Government will provide $12,585 to the Cherbourg Historical Precinct under the Community Heritage Grants Program. 

“This funding will allow the Ration Shed Museum to purchase conservation, storage and archival materials, preserving objects of national significance in the local community.

“The Ration Shed Museum is a significant regional and cultural asset that does great work in the community.  It is important that we support the Ration Shed to enable the story of Cherbourg and its people to continue to be told. 

“The Community Heritage Grants Program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations such as historical societies, museums, public libraries and galleries to document, preserve, digitise and display collections and objects of national significance.

“In 2016-2017 the Community Heritage Grants program will provide organisations with over $400,000 in grants, supporting over 70 projects across Australia”, Mr O’Brien said.

The program is supported by the Department of Communications and the Arts with four of Australia’s cultural institutions: the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.

Since the Community Heritage Grants Program began in 1994, the Australian Government has provided more than $6 million for over 1200 projects.

For more information about the program visit: www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg.