Community groups across the Lingiari electorate are invited to apply for grants through the 2015-16 round of the Community Heritage and Icons Grants programme.
Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory, Nigel Scullion, said it was an exciting opportunity for the local community to continue to support, enhance and celebrate our heritage.
“Our community is home to important sites of heritage value, including the National Heritage Listed Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park, Kakadu National Park, Hermannsburg Historic Precinct, Wave Hill Walk Off Route and Wurrwurrwuy. This funding can help to ensure these sites remain for future generations,” Senator Scullion said.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt said the grants were part of the Australian Government’s $1.4 million commitment to provide opportunities for community groups to engage with and raise awareness of places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List.
With up to $337,000 available this financial year for organisations to undertake activities that promote community engagement with places on Australia’s National Heritage List, grants of between $2500 and $10,000 are available for projects that support the programme’s objectives.
Applications for funding are open until 22 March 2016.
Further information about Community Heritage and Icons Grants (including the programme guidelines and application form) is available at www.environment.gov.au/community-heritage-icons-grants.