Caring for State Heritage Grants NSW

Caring for State Heritage Grants provide matched funding to help conserve, manage, maintain and activate assets on the State Heritage Register.


What do you get?

Up to $150,000.

Who is this for?

Owners, custodians, or managers of heritage items.


Caring for State Heritage Grants provides funding to owners, managers or custodians of SHR items to help them with the conservation, management, maintenance and activation of their item.

Funding may be used for:

  • developing conservation management documents
  • physical conservation works including restoration, reconstruction, repair, reinstatement and preservation
  • works to enable activation and community enjoyment of an item
  • certain maintenance
  • fire, services and access upgrades

Funding to assist with the development of conservation management documents is capped at $20,000.

Grants of between $20,000 and $150,000 are available for use over 2 financial years for physical conservation works, activation, maintenance and compliance works.

Matched co-contributions will be required from all successful applicants. Contributions may include in-kind contributions and in the case of financial hardship a reduced applicant contribution may be considered.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be the owner, manager, long-term lessee or custodian of a SHR listed item who falls into one of the following groups
    • Aboriginal custodian
    • community organisation
    • local government organisation
    • private company
    • private individual, including family trusts
    • religious organisation
    • university
  • have legal responsibility for maintenance and repair of the SHR item

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Caring for State Heritage Grants.