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Each year, Port Stephens Council provides small grants to assist heritage projects through the Heritage Projects Fund. Council administers this fund with support from the NSW Heritage Office.

The purpose of the fund is to provide financial support for the owners of heritage-listed items and items in conservation areas identified in the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan 2013. This small grants program encourages conservation works to commercial, residential and other places of heritage value within the Port Stephens Local Government Area. The fund aims to deliver good heritage and urban design management outcomes in the Port Stephens area.

Heritage Projects Fund applications open Monday 8 April and close 5pm Monday 13 May 2019.

Grant funding of around $2,000 can be made available towards a heritage project valued at $4,000 or more.

Before you start, make sure you download and read:

All previous successful grants are required to be acquitted before any new applications will be considered. Please contact the responsible officer for the relevant acquittal requirements.

For assistance on how to best meet application guidelines or any other inquiries, contact:

Strategic Planning Unit
Phone: (02) 4988 0255
Email council@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Download and read the relevant grant guidelines for your application.

Note: Elected council members, council staff and their immediate family (parent, spouse, partner or children) are ineligible to apply for funds.

Complete the online Application Form using the Council Grant Program Application Help Sheet as a guide.

Note: For the application to be valid, the electronic form must be completed. The hard copies (pdf) are available for reference use only.

Upload all your attachments in your application or submit to pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au.

Please refer to the grant guidelines for the grant you are applying for, to find the attachments required eg: Public Liability Insurance, Before photo's, site maps etc.

Note: When forwarding your Certificate of Currency, it is essential you reference your applicable grant program, the project title and the organisation you represent.

You will receive a receipt of acknowledgement of your application once you have submitted it. If you have not received notification of your application, it is your responsibility to contact the appropriate officer to ensure your application has been received. Their contact details can be found in the information for each grant program.

If you require any addition information or wish to seek clarification on the eligibility of your project, please contact the responsible officer at pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au or by phone on (02) 4988 0255.

All previous successful grants are required to be acquitted before any new applications will be considered. Please review the relevant grant guidelines or contact the responsible officer for acquittal requirements.

Previously Funded Projects

  • $850 – Soldiers Point Salamander Bay Landcare Group for Johnny's Well Restoration Project
  • $7000 – Raymond Terrace and District Historical Society Inc. for preservation of Historical Society's Museum from damage by trees
  • $3000 – Adele Berry for restoration of roof on Kia Ora St premises including Dorma windows and facia above gutters