Our heritage is important to all of us. That’s why we’ve established the Local Heritage Fund. This fund provides small grants to support you if you own property with heritage significance on the Northern Beaches, and you’re doing works to conserve its heritage value.
What types of properties and projects are eligible
To be eligible, a property must be listed in Schedule 5 of the Manly, Warringah or Pittwater Local Environmental Plans. This is a requirement of the funding provided by the State Government.
Eligible projects include things like repairing structural components such as underpinning walls and repointing brickwork, repainting external walls, repairing or reinstating walls, windows, verandas, external balustrades, roof cladding, roof plumbing and decorative elements, and repairing historic fences, walls, drainage and bridge structures.
How funding is allocated
We review and allocate budget each financial year, using funding support from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage. The fund generally provides grants of between $200 and $3,000 per property, but no more than 50% of the cost of the project.
How we assess the grants
Our internal panel, consisting of a Strategic Planner, Heritage Planner and Grants Officer, will review all applications. This team will make the call on which projects will be offered a grant, and how much that grant will be, on a case by case basis.
Submit your application to Council by 5pm, 31 March each year.
If you’d like to discuss your project or grant application, please feel free to contact our Heritage Advisor on 1300 434 434.