Grants to preserve Australia’s heritage

Wed, 26 Oct 2016

Tasmanian Liberal Senator David Bushby has announced funding for “Friends of the Launceston Mechanics’ Institute Inc.”, through the Community Heritage Grants Program.

 “I am pleased to announce that Friends of the Launceston Mechanics’ Institute Inc. have received 2 grants, totalling $10,160 through the Australian Government’s Community Heritage Grants Program,” Senator Bushby said.

“This project will help the Friends of the Launceston Mechanics’ Institute Inc. to preserve objects of national significance in the local community by purchasing archival storage materials and conservation supplies, as well as conducting a Conservation Training Workshop.”

Senator Bushby said the Turnbull Government is pleased to provide $415,000 in grants for the program in 2016-17, to support 77 projects across Australia.

“This program helps community organisations to preserve and ensure access to locally held, nationally important cultural heritage collections across Australia,” said Senator Bushby.

The Community Heritage Grants Program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations to preserve and display objects of national significance.

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.

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