The objective of the grant program is to support community groups and heritage owners to undertake projects that facilitate the conservation and interpretation, access and community engagement with Queensland’s heritage-listed places and historic shipwrecks located in Queensland waters.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Non-profit incorporated groups or organisations.
  • Specialist bodies established to conserve or manage heritage places (for example historical and heritage societies).
  • Owners of places in the Queensland Heritage Register or a local heritage register who can demonstrate community benefit and involvement. For example, heritage-listed places open to the public, ability to improve public understanding and appreciation of Queensland’s heritage-listed places or historic shipwrecks.

How much can my organisation apply for?
There are two streams of funding available. Applications for grants for smaller-scale projects ($2,000–$10,000 excluding GST), and larger-scale projects ($10,001–$40,000 excluding GST) will be accepted.
Approximately $200,000 will be allocated to smaller-scale projects and $400,000 will be allocated to larger-scale projects. Please note: Only one application per heritage-listed place or historic shipwreck will be accepted.

What projects and activities are eligible?
Projects and activities on heritage places entered in either the state or a local government’s heritage register, or historic shipwrecks, will be considered for heritage funding under this round. Specifically, these include:

  • projects that conserve original heritage features, improve access and/or continued use of a heritage place by the community;
  • development of heritage interpretation activities and/or installations that:enhance visitor understanding and engagement, contribute to the long-term sustainability of the heritage place, or promote and build community recognition of Queensland’s cultural heritage;
  • restoration of heritage parks and gardens;
  • termite inspection and treatment; and
  • restumping and other urgent structural works.

For more information please review the Grant Guidelines or visit the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.