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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.


2019-20 Grant Application & Guidelines

The Grants are run each financial year. 

Applications for the 2019-20 round of grants open on Wednesday, 21 August 2019 and applications will be accepted up until midday, Monday 16 September 2019. 

Applications 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 2019-20 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 2019-20 application form is also available for download below so that you can see what information will be 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 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: September 18th, 2019
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