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Heritage Conservation Grants Program 

Round 4 is now open to apply

SA Heritage Conservation Grants Program is now open to receive applications and will close at 2:00pm on Friday 10 December 2021. Applications can be submitted through the Grant Management System (GMS) via the link below.

If you own a State Heritage Place or a place within a State Heritage Area and are planning a conservation project that will help to conserve or protect significant fabric or heritage values, you may be eligible to receive a Heritage Conservation Grant. To find out more about Heritage Conservation Grant eligibility and criteria, please read the Fact Sheet.

Funding is provided on a dollar-for-dollar basis and is available for private owners, companies, local councils & community groups who are owners of State Heritage Places, and owners or businesses within a State Heritage Area. State Heritage Places owned by the State Government are not eligible.

The SA Heritage Grants Program has been in operation since 2018. So far, $750,000 of grant funding has been provided to help undertake conservation work or documentation for South Australia’s State heritage-listed places. This grant funding has helped to unlock over $5.65 million of investment into South Australia’s heritage and to ensure these significant places are preserved for the future.

Twenty-one State Heritage-listed properties received funding in Round 3. Find out more about the successful Round 3 applications and other past projects here.

How to Apply for a Heritage Conservation Grant

In order to submit an application, you must have received advice from a heritage professional and have up-to-date quotes ready to attach to your application. To help you find the right person to undertake your heritage conservation project, visit the Heritage SA Register of Heritage Trades and Consultants.

Please refer to the GMS Application Guide for instructions when submitting an application.

NB: there are several grant programs open around this time, please ensure you are applying to the correct program. If you have any questions please contact:

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Round 4 will be open from 25 October 2021 until 2:00pm on Friday 10 December 2021. No late applications will be considered. Applications must be submitted through the Grant Management System at the following link:

Heritage Tourism Grant Program

The Heritage Tourism Grants program is a key initiative of ‘Growing Our Heritage Future: A 10-year strategy for heritage tourism in South Australia’, which provides a framework for enhancing and developing heritage tourism opportunities across South Australia.

The $250,000 pilot program aims to encourage accessible and adaptive reuse of state and local heritage listed places for tourism purposes. By leveraging the character and unique appeal of heritage places to create exceptional experiences we can grow the South Australian visitor economy, as well as support long-term conservation of the state’s special places. 

Owners, lessees, or businesses operating in state and local heritage listed places can apply for a grant (on a matching dollar for dollar basis) for building works and other projects that specifically support the development and delivery of visitor experiences. Works do not have to be directly connected to the physical conservation of heritage fabric or values.

For more information please email or visit the webpage.

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 AdelaideGawlerLight RegionalMarionOnkaparinga and SalisburyWhyalla and via private sector finance providers, to fund environmental and heritage works to existing non-residential buildings. 

To find out more about Building Upgrade Finance, contact Corinna Pereira, Building Upgrade Finance Central Facilitator for South Australia on 8203 7144 or email or visit the website.

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