21 August 2017
Assistance to conserve and promote the Shire’s heritage places is presently available through the Local Heritage Assistance Fund.
The fund has been established by Bega Valley Shire Council with the aid of a grant from the Office of Environment & Heritage. Applications are open until Friday, 29 September 2017.
Council’s Manager of Planning Services, Keith Tull, said money from the fund is available to individuals, organisations and community groups to help conserve heritage places.
“We are inviting the owners of all heritage buildings in the Shire to apply for a grant under the Local Heritage Assistance Fund,” Mr Tull said.
“Eligible projects may involve the repair, maintenance or reinstatement of missing items on heritage buildings, and can range from structural work through to painting.”
Council’s Heritage Advisor, Trevor King will be available for free consultation and advice on heritage places.
The funds are allocated at the discretion of Council and the money is payable as small grants of up to $5,000 on a dollar-for-dollar basis and one grant of up to $2,500 for a senior over 65-years-of-age who is a pensioner or self-funded retiree.
An application form can be downloaded from Council’s website www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/grants or phone Council’s Strategic Planning section on (02) 6499 2222 for more information.