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Heritage Assistance Grants

Heritage Assistance Grants

The Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants scheme is run annually and is proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Wingecarribee Shire Council. This scheme 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 that have been assessed as having heritage significance.


Priority for the allocation of funding assistance is generally given to:

  • heritage places requiring urgent maintenance; 
  • heritage buildings in conservation areas; 
  • heritage places 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; 
  • projects involving part of a heritage group or precinct; 
  • aspects of heritage that have received little or no funding; 
  • projects that set an example and encourage conservation of other heritage items; 
  • projects that have not received recent funding support from Council.


Grant Application & Guidelines

The Heritage Assistance Grants round are timed to correspond with each financial year. The 2019-20 grant round is now closed and it is anticipated that the 2020-21 grant round will open for applications in May or June 2020. Once the round opens, it will be advertised here or you can send an email to heritage@wsc.nsw.gov.au to be notified when the round opens.

All applications for Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants are made and submitted using an online portal called SmartyGrants. You will require a login to use this system. If you have used the SmartyGrants portal for an application previously (even if it was with a different organisation), the same login can be used. If you are using this portal for the first time you will need to create a login. For help using the SmartyGrants portal, consult the SmartyGrants Help Guide for Applicants.


The Heritage Assistance Grants Guidelines provide prospective applicants information about the scope, eligibility, priorities and selection criteria of the Heritage Assistance Grants scheme. The guidelines for the 2019-20 grant round are available for download below along with a preview of the application form which shows the information required for an application.

PDFHeritage Assistance Grants Guidelines 2019-20 (PDF, 136kB) 

PDFApplication Form Preview 2019-20 (PDF, 79kB)

Click the button below to access the Wingecarribee SmartyGrants Portal.

Log into the Wingecarribee Shire Council SmartyGrants portal

Previous Projects

Heritage Grants 2018-19 Funded Projects (PDF, 1.75MB)

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, 1.2MB)

Further Information

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

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

Last Updated: February 11th, 2020
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