The Community Heritage Grants program provides grants of up to $15,000 to help preserve locally-owned objects, letters, files, diaries, maps, photos, films and sound recordings.
Community organisations eligible to apply for a grant include local historical societies, regional museums, public libraries, and Indigenous and migrant community groups.
The National Archives of Australia contributes funding to and helps manage the scheme, which is administered by the National Library of Australia. Grant winners receive practical preservation and archival training from the National Archives when they attend the grant giving ceremony held in Canberra.
The Community Heritage Grants page on the National Library of Australia’s website has further details.