Local Heritage Fund

Are you the owner of a heritage-listed property?

If you undertake works to conserve the heritage values of your property, you may be eligible to apply for a grant to assist with costs.

Northern Beaches Council has established a fund to offer small grants to property owners for works which help conserve the heritage values of buildings and other items of heritage significance listed in Schedule 5 of the Manly, Pittwater or Warringah Local Environmental Plans.

Eligible projects may be offered grants between $200 – $3,000, not exceeding 50% of the total cost of the project.

The pool of funding for the 2016-2017 financial year is $20,000 across the Northern Beaches Local Government Area.

Why are the grants offered?

To encourage maintenance and conservation of privately owned heritage properties in the Northern Beaches Local Government Area.

What types of projects are eligible for funding?

Projects which may be eligible for funding include:

  • repairing structural components (e.g. underpinning walls and repointing brickwork)
  • repainting external walls of buildings
  • repairing or reinstating walls, windows, verandas, external balustrades, roof cladding, roof plumbing, and decorative elements of buildings
  • repairing historic fences, walls, drainage and bridge structures.

Works must be approved and completed before applying for a grant.

Priority will be given to works which involve repair of buildings or other items whose heritage values may be at risk from deterioration or damage, and to works that contribute to presentation of an item to the general public.

How to apply

Read the guidelines and complete the application form included.

Applications close 5pm Friday 31 March 2017.