Community groups across the NT are invited to apply for a share of more than $330,000 in funding through the Coalition Government’s Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme. Grants of between $2500 and $10,000 are available to support community engagement and awareness-raising activities that promote places on Australia’s National Heritage List.
The types of activities available for support through the programme include:
- development of signage, brochures and pamphlets;
- development of web content, smartphone applications or virtual tours;
- development of interpretive heritage trails and walks.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said there were currently five National Heritage-listed sites in the Northern Territory: the Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Kakadu National Park, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Wave Hill Walk Off Route and Wurrwurrwuy.
“The National Heritage List records our national story and protects places so they continue being part of our shared heritage,” Senator Scullion said.
“The 107 places on this list across the country represent our amazing natural places, our rich Indigenous heritage and the historic places and stories that reflect our development as a nation.”
The grants are part of the Coalition Government’s $1.4 million commitment to provide opportunities for local community groups to promote the heritage values and stories of places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List.
Applications for funding are open until 23 March 2017. Further information about Community Heritage and Icons Grants, including the application guidelines and application form, is available here.