Several heritage buildings and sites throughout Western Australia are set for restoration after receiving funding under the State Government’s 2020-21 Heritage Grants Program.
The grants program offers dollar-for-dollar funding of up to $40,000 for conservation projects; and up to $20,000 for community events, activities and heritage interpretation projects for places listed on the State Heritage Register.
Offered for the first time, the new Community Heritage Grants funding stream will support towns and communities with interpretation projects and events that promote or celebrate the stories of State Registered places.
Since the Heritage Grants Program commenced in 1997, 784 heritage projects have received grants totalling more than $22 million to help tell stories of WA’s past.
Among the 49 projects to receive funding as the grants program resumes this year are conservation works to the Maylands Tennis Club, Monger’s Trading Post in York and the iconic London Court in the central business district.
Inaugural community grant recipients include heritage trails for Donnybrook and Beverley, an Aboriginal heritage trail through Hyde Park and a festival in Fremantle to celebrate The Universal Terrazzo Tile Factory.
Western Australian Minister for Heritage, David Templeman, said he is pleased to reinstate the heritage grants funding this year which have attracted much interest and a compelling collection of heritage buildings and other projects that celebrate WA’s past and protect its most valuable historic places.
“The addition of the community grants stream has broadened the opportunities for more Western Australians to engage with our heritage, and for the State Government to support local communities working hard to share their history in contemporary, exciting and meaningful ways,” he said.
Successful applicants to the 2020-21 Heritage Grants Program can be found here.