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Heritage Grants

SA Heritage Grants Program is now closed

Round Two of the 2019/20 was allocated in November 2019. $250,000 of funding was provided to 25 State Heritage Places. The part funding of these projects will facilitate $1,795,000 worth of conservation works.

 Find out more about the successful Round Two projects

Round One of the 2018/19 SA Heritage Grants Program was allocated in May 2019. In Round One $249,600 of funding was provided to 27 State Heritage Places. The part funding of these projects will facilitate $1,653,183 worth of conservation works.

Find out more about the successful  Round One projects.

The aims of the SA Heritage Grants Program was to assist owners of State heritage listed properties with conservation work. Priority was be given to projects which benefit:

  • the community - works with ‘public good’ component
  • heritage tourism - works that will result in increased visitation of a Place or Area
  • heritage trades and training - works that use traditional trades and skills and/or support specialised training
  • adaptive reuse - conservation works that support compatible new uses or continued use of a Place
  • places at risk - works to prevent further deterioration and conserve fabric at risk
  • remote and very remote places - works that support the regions.

No future funding for the SA Heritage Grants Program has been confirmed. However, to find out more about Round One and Two of the 2018-20 program, read the heritage grants fact sheet.

If you have any questions regarding the program please call Kirsty Nield on 8124 4861 or email

To help you find the right person to undertake your conservation work, visit Heritage SA Register of Heritage Trades and Consultants.

Other grants

Funding for heritage places may also be available from the following sources: 

Building Upgrade Finance 

Building Upgrade Finance may be available to supplement grant funding for non-residential heritage building upgrade works where the grant funding provides only a proportion of the total cost. Building Upgrade Finance is secured against the land, via a local council charge, with repayments made through the local council rates billing process and then transferred to the financier by the local council. This form of finance is currently available to building owners in the Cities of Adelaide, Marion, Onkaparinga and Salisbury, via private sector finance providers, to fund environmental and heritage works to existing non-residential buildings. 

To find out more, contact Lara Daddow, Building Upgrade Finance Central Facilitator for South Australia on 8203 7884 or or visit the website.

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