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Heritage Grants

SA Heritage Grants Program 

Applications from Round 3 have now been assessed. Find out more about the successful applications and read the Minister's news release.

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 on 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.

Discover more about the past projects.

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. As well as the urgency and importance of conservation work, other aspects that may be considered when allocating funding includes the extent to which the project contributes 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.

Funding is provided on a dollar-for-dollar basis, that is, the grant will not cover more than 50% of the conservation project costs. Grants are 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.

If you have any questions regarding the program please call Kirsty Nield on 8124 4861 or email Kirsty.Nield@sa.gov.au

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

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 RegionalMarion, Onkaparinga and Salisbury, 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 8203 7144 or email C.Pereira@cityofadelaide.com.au or visit the website.

Other grants

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

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