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Heritage Projects Fund

There are currently 117 heritage items, 2 heritage conservation areas and 6 archaeological sites across Port Stephens which are protected through heritage listing under the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan 2013. The listed heritage items include a number of unique and valuable items, some of which date back to early settlement.

Individuals and community organisations play an important role in the conservation, protection and interpretation of heritage items. Council aims to support their activities through the Heritage Project Funds.

The Heritage Projects Fund provides small grants to assist with local heritage projects. The fund encourages owners of heritage items to undertake conservation and maintenance works.

The fund can also provide support to community organisations to undertake projects related to heritage items, such as interpretation or heritage walk brochures. Funding is offered as a priority to heritage items, places within conservation areas, or items of historical significance.

This fund is supported by Heritage NSW, Department of Premier & Cabinet.

Key dates

Applications open in August and close 8 September 2020. Projects are to be finalised and acquitted by mid-April 2021.

Funding available

A total of $11,000 will be made available through this fund. A maximum of $2000 is available per application.

Who can apply?
  • owners of heritage-listed items and items in conservation areas identified in the Port Stephens Local Environmental Plan 2013
  • incorporated not for profit organisations or charities operating primarily in the Port Stephens local government area.

Please note: previous projects funded through the Community Projects Fund must be acquitted before any new applications will be considered.

How to apply
  1. Read the Funding Guidelines for full details about the grant.
  2. Give staff a call to discuss your project on 02 4988 0255 or email pscgrants@portstephens.nsw.gov.au
  3. Visit have your say and complete the online application. Make sure to upload any supporting documentation including your Certificate of Incorporation, budget and any required quotes.