Apply for funds for conservation projects

The Town Hall is one of Gunnedah's heritage-listed buildings.
The Town Hall is one of Gunnedah's heritage-listed buildings.

Owners and managers of local heritage items are being encouraged to consider applying for more than $4 million in funding for conservation projects.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said the grants were designed to help communities rejuvenate and conserve their local heritage.

“I would urge all owners and managers of heritage items, our local councils, businesses, not-for-profit organisations and industry associations to consider applying for funding.

There are two heritage funding programs open for application. Under the second round of Heritage Activation Grants program, $2.67 million in funding is available. It is open all year round (subject to funding) for owners and managers of local heritage items listed on Gunnedah Shire Council's Local Environmental Plan.

Under the first round of the Local Heritage Strategic Projects Program, $2 million is available. Applications close on April 21.

Visit /www.environment.nsw.gov.au/Heritage/heritage-near-me-incentives.htm