Heritage Assistance Fund applications now open

Applications are open for funding assistance to the maintenance and repairs of the region’s historic buildings under Tamworth Regional Council’s Heritage Assistance Fund.

Tamworth Regional Council Heritage Working Group chair, Councillor Helen Tickle said there is $50,000 available through the fund in the 2022-2023 year to owners of heritage buildings wishing to improve the physical appearance of their buildings. All grants provided are on a dollar-for-dollar basis.

“The Heritage Assistance Fund is a Council initiative to assist owners of historically significant properties to make improvements to their buildings. Funding covers works such as external paint, repairs and replacement of certain features like verandahs, roofs and fences, in residential and commercial buildings. I would like to especially encourage owners of properties in commercial precincts across our region to consider seeking funding this year.”

Applications will be assessed by Council’s Heritage Working Group and successful applicants will be notified by mid-October 2022. Previous recipients include the Bendemeer Hotel for repairs and restoration of paint-work on the western side of the building and ‘The Strand’ on the corner of Peel and Fitzroy Streets for maintaining the heritage façade.

Applications for the 2022-2023 Heritage Assistance Fund close 5pm Tuesday, 30 August 2022.

Applications can be made at: https://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/about/forms/forms-supporting-documents/2022-23-heritage-assistance-fund-application-form

To be eligible for funding, projects must be completed by Friday, 21 April 2023 with successful applications eligible for the Tamworth Regional Biennial Heritage Awards in 2024.

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