Heritage grants program 2020/21

The Heritage Council’s grants program is now open for applications. Applications close 12 noon Friday, 12 February 2021. Read more about funding available and check your eligibility for the program below.


The Heritage Grants Program offers funding for the conservation, future planning and promotion of heritage places and their cultural heritage significance. A total of $1,221,000 has been allocated to the program in the State Budget.  

The 2020/21 program offers a new Community Heritage Grants stream for community engagement, skills development and interpretation projects. This stream is offered in addition to the traditional State Heritage Grants funding stream for urgent conservation works.  

The two program funding streams are summarised below. For more information and for full eligibility criteria please refer to the Heritage Grants Program Applicant Guidelines.  

If you have any questions about the program please contact the Senior Heritage Grants Administrator on 6551 8002 or HCWAincentives@dplh.wa.gov.au.


State Heritage Grants stream (SHG) 

The SHG stream subsidises the cost of urgent conservation works, documentation and professional advice relating to the conservation of State Registered places.  

Who can apply?
  • private owners of State Registered places 
What types of projects can receive funding?
  • physical conservation works, for example: 
    • structural stabilisation 
    • masonry repairs 
    • re-roofing works 
    • mitigation of damp 
  • preparation of conservation management planning documents for State Registered Places or a place in the Heritage Council’s assessment program, for example: 
    • conservation Management Plans 
    • archaeological Management Plans 
    • conservation Management Strategies 
    • cultural Landscape Management Plans 
How much funding can I apply for?

Grants of up to $40,000 are offered for conservation works projects and up to $10,000 for non-works projects, on a dollar-for-dollar basis.  


Community Heritage Grants stream (CHG) 

The CHG stream provides assistance for community engagement and interpretation projects related to State Registered places.  

Who can apply?
  • not-for-profit organisations 
  • businesses  
  • local governments  
What types of projects can receive funding?

1.   Community engagement category: events or activities that celebrate a State Registered place. Projects in this category promote heritage conservation or interpretation across a region or sector, for example: 

  • specialist heritage conservation talks  
  • heritage trade skills workshops 
  • heritage tours or walks 


2.   Interpretation category: projects that relate to a State Registered place or a place in the Heritage Council’s assessment program, for example: 

  • preparation of Interpretation plans and strategies 
  • development of heritage trails 
  • installation of  interpretive signage  
  • immersive interpretation projects 
How much funding can I apply for?

Grants of up to $20,000 are offered per complete project. The minimum funding to any one project is $1,000. All funding is offered on a dollar-for-dollar basis.    

How do I know if my property is on the State Register or assessment program?

To check if your property is on the State Register or the Heritage Council’s assessment program, search your property address on the Heritage Council’s information portal inherit.  

If you are unsure if your property is on the State register, please contact a Heritage Officer for assistance via 6551 8002.  

How to apply 

To submit an application to the program you must complete in full the published application form for the funding stream being applied for and submit all required attachments. Fully completed applications must be received on or before the advertised closing date and time.  

Applicants are encouraged to read the Heritage Grants Program Applicant Guidelines in full and to discuss their project with the Senior Heritage Grants Administrator prior to submitting an application. 

Applications should be submitted to HCWAincentives@dplh.wa.gov.au or to the below address.  

Gordon Stephenson House 
Level 2, 140 William Street 
Perth WA 6000 


Find out more 

For full information on the program see the Heritage Grants Program Applicant Guidelines.  

If you have any queries regarding the Heritage Grants Program, please do not hesitate to contact the Senior Heritage Grants Administrator.  


Read the Ministers announcement of the program opening



Contact: Senior Heritage Grants Administrator 
Phone enquiries: (08) 6551 8002. 
Email enquiries: HCWAincentives@dplh.wa.gov.au  


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