Local Heritage Fund

The Local Heritage Fund allows Council to provide up to $2000 assistance each financial year for private owners of listed heritage buildings to undertake approved heritage restoration projects.

The amount provided by the Fund needs to be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis by the owner. In this respect, the maximum possible grant of $2000 can be provided by the fund on the basis that the owner also contributes at least $2000 towards the approved project.

Eligibility and selection

Eligible projects

To be eligible for grant funding, projects must meet the following criteria:

  • The property on which the works will be undertaken must be listed as a 'heritage item' in the Campbelltown Local Government Area (LGA).
  • Only works for the repair, maintenance or reinstatement of external elements on heritage buildings or reinstatement of heritage gardens that are visible from public areas, including fencing and driveways, will be funded.

    Examples of eligible works include:

    • restoration of verandahs
    • roof cladding and guttering
    • external painting
    • and works to ensure the structural integrity of the heritage building.
  • Heritage items within a group are only eligible for separate funding if in different ownership.
  • Work must be conducted in accordance with good conservation practice, and generally by a tradesperson experienced in conservation work.
  • All approved works must be completed by the end of May in the financial year that funding is provided.

Ineligible projects

Projects this grant does not support include:

  • The purchase of a building, the relocation of a building, new additions or extensions, interior work or work that is inconsistent with the nature of the heritage building.
  • Works on property owned or controlled by any government body or authority.
  • Projects where funding is reasonably available from another source (e.g. State heritage funding), where substantial government assistance has been previously provided, or where the applicant has yet to complete other grant projects.
  • Heritage items that have already been granted funding for projects in that financial year or the previous financial year.

Application process and selection criteria

The application period for grant funding under Council's Local Heritage Fund commences 1 July and closes end of May the following year.

It is recommended that applications for grant funding be submitted to Council for consideration as early as possible to allow sufficient time for consideration, approval and completion of works by May each year.

Evidence must be provided with the grant application that support the works represent good value for money, this should include at least two quotes for proposed works.

Prior to release of approved grant funding, evidence must be provided to Council that the work has been satisfactory completed by the end of May in the corresponding financial year, including receipts of payment, and before and after photographs.


How to apply

Applications open: Friday 1 July 2022

Lodge your application, together with photographs and copies of quotes, by either:

Mail to:

City Development
Local Heritage Fund
Campbelltown City Council
PO Box 57
Campbelltown NSW 2560

In person:

Campbelltown Civic Centre
91 Queen St, Campbelltown
Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm
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Submissions close: Wednesday 31 May 2023 

All Council Grants are governed by the Grants, Sponsorship and Donations Policy(PDF, 111KB)