New funding for cultural rescue

By Kyabram Free Press

THE National Library of Australia has announced the 2018 community heritage grants program which is providing grants of up to $15,000 to assist in the preservation of cultural heritage collections of national significance.

Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh said the program comes with the acknowledgement significant traces of the nation’s history are deteriorating despite the best efforts of local communities to preserve them.

“The program is very broad and is focusing on not for profit organisations holding documentary heritage collections of national significance, such as historical societies, regional museums, public libraries and indigenous and migrant community groups,” Mr Walsh said.

Applications close at 5pm on May 6 and guidelines and the application form are available at

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