tasmanian government launches grants to support heritage properties and heritage buildings
The grants will support both the conservation of heritage buildings and the activation of heritage spaces. Image: Canva.
  • Grants of between $5,000 to $200,000 are available through Heritage Tasmania to undertake conservation work or activate heritage spaces.
  • The grant is available through two programs: conservation, and activation.
  • This forms part of a wider State Government investment into the heritage sector in Tasmania.

A new grants scheme designed to support heritage buildings in Tasmania recently began accepting applications.

Following the release of the heritage grant guidelines late last year, Minister for Heritage, Nick Duigan, said significant interest in the grant had been received.

“I look forward to seeing the outcomes of these investments and working closely with our heritage stakeholders to conserve Tasmania’s unique built heritage and leverage it for the benefit of Tasmania and Tasmanians,” said Minister Duigan.

A total of $1 million will be available under Round 1 of the Tasmanian heritage grants scheme, which will be delivered through two programmes: the conservation program, and the activation program.

The conservation program provides small grants of $5,000 to $20,000. This will support state-registered property owners to “… undertake small but significant, heritage conservation and restoration activities.”

“These smaller grants are designed to support owners of these properties to conserve and restore these places so that they can be enjoyed for generations to come.”

Nick Duigan, Minister for Heritage

The activation program will provide larger grants of $20,000 to $200,000, and supports heritage property owners, skills development organisations, and the community to activate heritage places.

“[The] grants of up to $200,000 are available under the Activation Program for projects designed to reinvigorate heritage places.

“This is to assist heritage buildings be better utilised to increase visitor demand and experience, as well as develop our built heritage conservation workforce.”

Applications for the conservation program closes 15 April 2024, according to the Heritage Tasmania website, while the activation program closes 15 March 2024.

The $1 million grants scheme forms part of a $4.5 million investment across three years to support and revitalise the Tasmanian heritage sector.

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