$5 million to activate NSW heritage

Funding body:

NSW Government

Funding program:

2023-25 Heritage Grants

Closing date:



  • Local Government
  • Community groups

Applications are open for innovative ideas that boost public access to the state’s most significant heritage places and stimulate local economies across NSW.

Minister for Heritage James Griffin said $5 million in funding support is available through the 2023-2025 NSW Heritage Grants program.

“Our NSW Heritage Grants program is now in its 44th year and has helped deliver fantastic heritage renewal projects right around the state,” Mr Griffin said.

“For the first time ever, we’re also trialling a $1 million matched funding grant, which is designed to protect and promote our heritage by incentivising owners and custodians to revitalise state heritage listed sites and bring them back to life.

“We want to see applications that engage communities in our rich heritage, contribute to community wellbeing, and support economic activity within local areas.

“The Heritage Grants are all about revitalising some of our most meaningful places in NSW, and preserving them for our future generations.”

The 2023-2025 NSW Heritage Grants program has six categories, including:

  • The new Activating State Heritage Grant where one successful applicant will be awarded $1 million in matched funding
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Grants where applicants can apply for up to $80,000
  • Caring for State Heritage Grants where applicants can apply for up to $150,000
  • Community Heritage Grants where applicants can apply for up to $50,000
  • Emergency Works Grants to help address emergency situations at state significant sites
  • Local Government Heritage Grants program designed for NSW local councils

Examples of previous grant recipients can be found here

Applications deadline vary between program categories, please check before applying.

For more information, including guidelines, applications and deadlines, visit the Heritage NSW website at heritage.nsw.gov.au/grants