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Heritage Grants

SA Heritage Grants Program

South Australia has a rich heritage that contributes to our quality of life and connects us to our history and stories. The SA Heritage Grants Program has been set up to help conserve and activate heritage places and areas, and to support heritage trades.

If you own a State Heritage Place or a place in 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 SA heritage grant. Given the large number of conservation projects that may be eligible, other considerations may include projects that contribute to:

  • 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.

To find out more about the SA Heritage Grants Program, read the heritage grant fact sheet and application guide.

Applications for the first round of funding is now closed.

There will be a second round opening late in April 2019.

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


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