Heritage Assistance Fund

The heritage assistance fund provides financial assistance to landowners, companies or community groups to maintain, repair or conserve a heritage place or for preparation of conservation management plans for a heritage place within the municipality.

By ‘place’, we mean houses, farm buildings, fences, dry stone walls, gardens, landscapes or archaeological sites which have recognised heritage significance.

The grant is not available for projects that have already commenced.

How much funding is available?

There is a total of $30,000 available in the fund. Grants are made on a dollar for dollar basis which means the amount of funding applied for is to be matched by the applicant.

Funds granted are paid at 50% and on the completion of the works (please note: funding is not provided upfront).

How to apply.

Applying for the fund is easy. 

  1. Get two quotes from registered tradespeople
  2. Take a few photos of the proposed work
  3. Owner's consent will be required if the applicant is not the owner
  4. Fill in the application form

Applications are open now and will close at 5.00pm on Friday 28 September 2018. 

More information

A copy of the Melton Heritage Assistance Fund guidelines is available at Council or can be viewed below.

Should you have any queries regarding the fund or need assistance with submitting your application, please contact our City Strategy team on 9747 7200 or email citysupport@melton.vic.gov.au