To help maintain and conserve our state's heritage, there are various funding programs available. State, federal and local governments provide grants to owners of heritage places.
Federal funding to protect Australia's historic places
National Historic Sites is a federally funded program that provides $4.4 million each year to owners and managers of nationally significant historic sites.
Places must be listed on the National Heritage List or are being actively considered for listing on the National Heritage List; or the Commonwealth Heritage List or a State list.
South Australian Heritage Fund Grants
DEWNR administers the South Australian Heritage Fund. Grants from the South Australian Heritage Fund will be made available for projects across the state to repair and restore significant state heritage places.
Grants provide the funding towards:
- heritage works plans that contain a statement of heritage value, property specific policy guidelines and a schedule of works for a three to five year period
- conservation management plans that establish the cultural significance of a place and outline how it should be conserved and maintained into the future
- reports, studies and professional project documentation such as measured surveys, dilapidation surveys or future use studies that advance the care and management of a heritage place
- essential conservation work to prevent deterioration of significant fabric.
Grants for 2012-13 have been approved, with 31 applicants qualifying to receive part of the allocated $250,000 for this financial year.
View the successful applications for 2012-13 (44kb pdf).
Applications for the 2013-14 South Australian Heritage Fund grant program have not yet opened. Further information on the 2013-14 program will be provided on this page when it becomes available.
Please see the South Australian Heritage Fund Grant information leaflet (81kb pdf) for further details about the program.
Local Council Heritage Incentives Schemes
The City of Adelaide operates a Heritage Incentives Scheme which provides grants to assist in the conservation of privately-owned local heritage or state heritage places within the Adelaide City Council area. Assistance is also available for design and documentation work relating to heritage values.
Please contact the Adelaide City Council on (08) 8203 7203.
Incentives are also offered by the following local government councils for local heritage places:
- Charles Sturt
- Mt Barker
- Mt Gambier
- Payneham and St Peters
- Port Adelaide Enfield
- Pt Augusta
- Tea tree Gully
- Victor Harbor.
To find out about the incentives offered in your area contact your local council.
For more information about funding and grants available contact us.