Wingecarribee Heritage Grants now open

26 October, 2017Posted in: Other
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on owners of heritage properties to apply for funding as part of this year’s Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants Scheme.

Council’s Heritage Strategic Land Use Planner explained the motivation behind the scheme.

“The Southern Highlands contain some of the most beautiful and interesting heritage buildings in the State,” said Sarah Farnese.

“These buildings and properties are rich in history and are admired by locals and visitors alike.”

“However maintaining a privately-owned heritage-listed property can be a costly exercise and this scheme is subsequently designed to provide some financial assistance to owners.”

Under the 2017/18 Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants Scheme owners of heritage items, properties of heritage significance or properties located within the Shire’s heritage conservation areas may apply for funding.

Grants will be awarded on a dollar-for-dollar basis and range from $500 to $5000.

All works submitted for funding assistance are required to be completed by 31 March 2018.

Applications for the Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants Scheme must be submitted via the SmartyGrants online portal by midnight 8 November 2017.  Applicants will be notified of their eligibility following the close of submissions.

Guidelines, criteria and the link to the SmartyGrants portal can be found at

For further information contact Council’s Strategic Land Use Planning Department on 4868 0888 or via email at

“The Wingecarribee Heritage Assistance Grants Scheme will help protect and preserve our Shire’s much-loved heritage buildings so they can be enjoyed for years to come,” Ms Farnese added.

“I encourage all eligible property owners to apply before the closing date.”