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Lithgow Local Heritage Grants 2022

Notice: The application cut-off date for Stage 1 of the Lithgow Local Heritage Grants has been extended by three weeks until the 27 June 2022

The Lithgow Local Heritage Grants has been proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with Lithgow City Council. The purpose of the grants is to provide financial assistance for minor maintenance and conservation projects related to buildings or structures with heritage values.

If your property is located within a Heritage Conservation Area, you will be eligible to apply for a heritage grant during Stage 1 of the grant program.

Stage 1 of the grant program will be open for submissions between the 13 May 2022 until the 27 June 2022.

Stage 2 of the grant program will be available for all heritage listed items. More information regarding Program 2 will be available later this year​

​What Projects Are Eligible?

Stage 1 of the Lithgow Local Heritage Grants is available for all buildings within a Heritage Conservation Area as identified within the Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014.

Examples of works that can be applied for using this grant include re-painting of older homes/buildings or fences in addition to repairing structural damage to walls, verandahs or windows.

Projects which do not require a Development Approval under Clause 5.10(3) of the Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014 or are considering exempt under the Exempt and Complying Codes SEPP 2008 will be prioritised for funding.

How Much Funding Can I Receive?

Grants awarded under the program can receive up to a maximum of $2,000 dollars. Funding through the grant is awarded at a dollar-for-dollar rate (i.e., a project quoted for $4,000 may apply for the maximum of $2,000).

The total funding pool allocated to Program 1 of the Heritage Grants is $10,000.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to fill out the Application Form  and submit a copy to Council by 5pm on Monday 27 June 2022.

Council encourages potential applicants to read the Grant Guidelines  prior to completing the application form.

Due to the limited funding, Council will award grants to projects which closely align with the goals of the program and that are achievable within the program’s timeframe.

Contact

If you require further information, please contact Council’s Strategic Planning Department on 02 6354 9999 or email at Council@lithgow.nsw.gov.au

Are You Located Within a Heritage Conservation Area?

A Heritage Conservation Area (HCA) is an area recognised and valued for its special historical and aesthetic characteristics. To find out if your property is located within a heritage conservation area, please use the Department of Planning and Environment’s ePlanning Spatial Viewer and follow the steps below:

  1. Type in your address in the box located in the top left corner and select your address in the drop-down box.
  2. Click on the tab labelled ‘Search Results’ in the top right corner and scroll to find a heading labelled ‘Heritage Map’.
  3. In the drop-down box there will be headings coloured in blue. Click the ‘+’ sign to the left of the heading.
  4. Look for the heading labelled ‘Heritage Type’. If the answer is Conservation Area, the property is within a Heritage Conservation Area as per the Lithgow Local Environmental Plan 2014.