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Federal heritage funding open to city

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015

Broken Hill is in the box seat to pick up heritage funding from the Federal Government.

Up to $337,000 is available this financial year to community organisations to undertake activities that promote community participation and awareness of places on Australia’s National Heritage List.

The closing date for applications has just been extended until Friday, March 20.

“Right now, Broken Hill is the only place where a whole city is actually eligible to apply, so we’re in a really exclusive position to take advantage of these grants,” said Member for Farrer, Sussan Ley.

“Specifically, I think this is ideal for any of our local historical, community groups or schools looking at preserving local icons, or perhaps they’re developing new ideas to enhance the city’s new heritage listing,” she said.

The grants provide opportunities for community groups to engage with and raise awareness of places recognised on Australia’s National Heritage List.

Grants of between $2,500 and $10,000 are available for projects that support the program’s objectives.

Ms Ley said her office was happy to help anyone with more information about the Community Heritage and Icons Grants program.

Program guidelines and application forms are available at www.environment.gov.au/community-heritage-icons-grants

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