Heritage Assistance Fund

HERITAGE GRANTS NOW OPEN

Glen Innes Severn Council would like to advise that our annual Local Heritage Fund to assist with conservation, restoration and maintenance works are now open.

Owners of buildings in the CBD are particularly invited to apply as priority will be given to these properties.

Download the Application Form and Fund Guidelines for 2022-2023

Application forms and guidelines are also available from Council’s Department of Development, Planning and Regulatory Services at 136 Church Street between 8.30am and 4.30 pm or by phoning (02) 6730 2350. 

Examples of the type of work which can be funded under this program include:

  • Stabilisation of buildings;
  • Painting in approved colour schemes;
  • Repairs to stumps, walls, roofs, doors and windows;
  • Replacement of guttering and down pipes; and
  • Reinstating missing components, including verandahs, fences, roof cladding and decorative detail 

The aim is to maintain, preserve or restore elements which contribute to the item’s heritage value.

The funding cannot be used for improvements such as new kitchens or bathrooms. Council’s Heritage Advisor will be available to assist with colour schemes and provide free advice on proposed work.

A limit of $2,000 per grant, to match a similar contribution from the owner, is the guideline. However, this may vary depending on the number of applications received. Council will consider applications where the owner’s contribution is in the form of labour and/or materials rather than cash.

Please note that grants are not made in respect of properties on which rates are unpaid, for works already undertaken or retrospectively.

Applications, including quotations for the proposed work, close on Friday 30 September, 2022.  Approved works must be completed by Friday 31 March, 2023.

The Local Heritage Assistance Fund has been established by Glen Innes Severn Council with the aid of a grant from the NSW Heritage Office.