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Heritage Grants

Heritage Conservation Grants Program

Round 5 of the Heritage Conservation Grants Program is NOW CLOSED.
(Closed at 2:00pm on Wednesday 6th April 2022 - Adelaide Time)

No late applications will be considered.

Applications are currently being assessed. Announcement of successful applications will take place in mid 2022.

Round 6 of the program will be confirmed towards the end of 2022.

About the Program

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, $1,000,000 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 $7.15 million of investment into South Australia’s heritage and to ensure these significant places are preserved for the future.

Find out more about the Round 4 grant recipients and other past projects here.

For more information about the Heritage Conservation Grants Program please contact Alison Othen on (08) 8207 7753 or email DEW.HeritageGrants@sa.gov.au

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, Gawler, Light Regional, Marion, Onkaparinga and Whyalla 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 (08) 8203 7144 or email C.Pereira@cityofadelaide.com.au or visit the website.

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.

For more information Heritage Tourism Grants please email DEWTourism@sa.gov.au or contact Phil Murray on (08) 8124 4934.