Shoalhaven City Council is pleased to announce that the 2021-22 Shoalhaven Local Heritage Assistance Fund, which is proudly part-funded by the NSW Government, is now accepting applications.
This year’s theme is tourism within a heritage setting, which will see applications to restore heritage buildings and items that will increase exposure and promote heritage tourism within the Local Government Area prioritised, when allocating grants.
Shoalhaven City Council Mayor Amanda Findley said this year’s programs focus on heritage tourism, will ensure the restoration of important Shoalhaven community and heritage assets, that may have otherwise been lost.
“I am pleased to announce the Shoalhaven Local Heritage Assistance Fund is now accepting applications.” Clr Findley said.
“Following the devastating bushfires and COVID-19 the Shoalhaven’s tourism has seen a significant decline. It is important we restore our items of heritage which bring tourism to the area for not only our own history, but for the local economy.” Clr Findley noted.
The fund will offer small grants for local heritage projects as an incentive to assist heritage items listed in the Shoalhaven Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2014 and other items of heritage significance.
The grant amounts offered by the fund are merit-based and successful applicants will be required to match the funding amount from their own finances. With individual grants ranging from a few hundred dollars to a maximum amount of $5,000.
“I encourage all owners of heritage items or heritage-related projects in the Shoalhaven to apply for assistance under the program, by completing the online form on Council’s website.” Clr Findley said.
Applications close on Friday 27 August 2021 at 5PM.