THE National Library of Australia has opened the 2018 Community Heritage Grants Program.
Grants up to $15,000 are available to assist preservation of cultural heritage collections of national significance.
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program comes with the acknowledgement that all over the country significant traces of the nation’s history are deteriorating despite the best efforts of local communities to preserve them.
A wide range of activities covered by the grants include:
■Significant assessments of collections
■Preservation needs assessments of collections
■Purchase of archival quality storage materials
■Preservation training projects
■Conservation activities, including cleaning, treatment or rebinding
■Purchase and installation of environmental control and monitoring equipment
Applications close May 7. Details at nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines