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Heritage Assistance Grants

Every year, Wingecarribee Shire Council, with assistance from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, offers small grants to owners of recognised heritage properties to undertake minor repairs, maintenance work and works to meet Building Code of Australia upgrades.


The grants, which are awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis, are offered to non-government owners of:

  • heritage listed properties
  • properties within heritage conservation areas
  • properties identified as potential heritage items or within potential heritage conservation areas.


Priority for the allocation of funding assistance is generally given to projects involving heritage items, such as:

  • requiring urgent maintenance; 
  • heritage buildings in conservation areas; 
  • heritage buildings with public access and visibility; 
  • projects where owners are experiencing difficulties in funding works to a heritage standard; 
  • projects for fire, access and services upgrades; 
  • for projects involving part of a heritage group or precinct; 
  • for aspects of heritage that have received little or no funding; 
  • for projects that set an example and encourage conservation of other heritage items; 
  • for projects that have not received recent funding support from Council.


2018-19 Grant Application & Guidelines

The Grants are run each financial year. 

Applications for the 2018-19 round of grants are NOW CLOSED

The next round of funding will be offered around June 2019. If you would like to be notified when the next round of funding opens, please email heritage@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

Applications are made and submitted using an online system called SmartyGrants. You will require a login to use this system. If you have used the SmartyGrants system for an application previously (even if it was with a different organisation), the same login can be used. If you are using this system for the first time you will need to create a login. 


The Guidelines provide prospective applicants with information about the scope, eligibility, priorities and selection criteria of the Heritage Assistance Grants scheme and are available for download below. A preview of the application form is also available for download below.

PDFHeritage Assistance Grants Guidelines 2018-19 (PDF, 315kB) 

PDFApplication Form 2018-19 Preview (PDF, 78kB)

Click here to apply for the Wingecarribee Heritage Grants

Previous Projects

Heritage Grants 2017-18 Funded Projects (PDF, 931kB)

Heritage Grants 2016-17 Funded Projects (PDF, 989kB)

Heritage Grants 2015-16 Funded Projects (PDF, 376kB)

Heritage Grants 2013-14 Funded Projects (PDF, 595kB)

Heritage Grants 2012-13 Funded Projects (PDF, 714kB)

Heritage Grants 2008-9 Funded Projects (PDF, 1.2 MB)

Other Grant Opportunities for Heritage Properties

Other funding opportunities for local heritage items are available through the Heritage Near Me Incentives program administered by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. 


For more information, please contact Council's Strategic Planning section:

Telephone: 02 4868 0888
Email: heritage@wsc.nsw.gov.au

Last Updated: August 7th, 2019
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