Grants on offer to owners of Ku-ring-gai heritage properties

Published on 27 March 2019

Applications for grants of between $1000 and $5000 open on Monday 1 April and close on 31 May.

The grants are open for applications from local homeowners for heritage property projects that will be carried out in the 2019-2020 financial year.

Grants of between $1000 and $5000 will be allocated on a dollar for dollar basis, where Council will match the amount spent by the applicant up to the funding limit.

Examples of projects that could qualify for up to $5000 worth of funding include:

  • Repair or replacement of original roof slates or tiles
  • Repointing of brickwork or masonry
  • Repairing decorative ceilings or pressed metal work
  • Conservation of original fireplaces
  • Conserving or repairing original timber detailing.

Mayor Jennifer Anderson said the grant funding was available to residents or organisations.

“There are many heritage items in Ku-ring-gai that can benefit from the grants, which are awarded annually.”

The Mayor added that the grants were popular and 12 projects from a total of 20 applications obtained funding in the previous year. Applications are assessed by the Council’s Heritage Committee and this year’s funding will be awarded by June.

Application forms can be downloaded from the Council website and must be received by Friday 31 May 2019 to be considered.

Click here for more information about the grants including terms and conditions.

For enquiries about the grants contact the heritage planning team by email at heritagehomegrants@kmc.nsw.gov.au

 

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982