Built Heritage Grants Scheme


Grants Sc​heme NOW OPEN for applications

(Round 1 2023-24)

About the Grants Scheme

The Grants Scheme is now open for applications.

The scheme aims to ensure that Tasmania’s built heritage places are valued, protected, maintained, and leveraged for the benefit Tasmania and Tasmanians.

A total of $1 million is available under Round 1 (2023-24) of the Grants Scheme through two Programs:

  1. Conservation Program:

    Small grants of $5,000 to $20,000 to support state-registered property owners to undertake small but significant, heritage conservation and restoration activities.

  2. Activation Program:

    Large grants of $20,000 to $200,000 to support heritage property owners, skills development organisations and the community to activate heritage places.​


The Grants Scheme Quick Guide provides an overview of key dates and eligibility requirements:

 Quick Guide - Built Heritage Grants Scheme 2023-24 (PDF 88Kb)

Full details of the Grants Scheme are available in the Grant Scheme Guidelines. It is recommended that you read this prior to preparing an application:

 Grant Scheme Guidelines 2023-24 (PDF 1Mb) 

​How to​ apply (and link to application portal)

To be accepted, applications to each P​rogram must be submitted online via the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania’s (NRE Tas) Grants Portal by the closing dates specified below.

Links to the application portal for each program:

​> APPLY TO CONSERVATION PROGRAM (closes 15 April 2024)

APPLY TO ACTIVATION PROGRAM​ (closes 15 Mar​ch 2024)​

An Application Guide has been developed to assist you in preparing your application:

 Application Guide - Built Heritage Grants Scheme - Round 1 (2023-24) (PDF 139Kb)

Additional resources

Works Guidelines for Historic Heritage Places

The Tasmanian Heritage Council has produced these guidelines to help anyone working on a place entered on the Tasmanian Heritage Register to conserve the place's heritage values and find creative solutions to allow for sustainable use and development. 

 Works Guidelines Nov2015 (PDF 2Mb)

Example Grant Deed templates

Successful applicants will be required to sign a Grant Deed. The Grant Deed templates below set out the standard terms and conditions that can be expected in the funding agreement under each Program.

 Example Grant Deed - Conservation Program - Built Heritage Grants Scheme 2023-24 (PDF 483Kb)

 Example Grant deed - Activation Program - Built Heritage Grants Scheme 2023-24 (PDF 624Kb)


Heritage Tasm​ania is administering the Grants Scheme.

Should you have any questions regarding the Grants Scheme, or need assistance with your online application form, please contact the Program Administrator as follows:

Email: grants@heritage.tas.gov.au​

Phone: (03) 6165 3717

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