Published on Sep 7, 2021

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In welcome news for owners of heritage listed properties across the region, Cessnock City Council has announced applications for its 2021/22 Local Heritage Fund are now open.

If your heritage place is looking a little worse for wear and in need of repairs or a fresh coat of paint to give it a new lease of life, you could be eligible for up to $2,000 under the fund.

The purpose of the Local Heritage Fund is to provide financial assistance to owners of heritage listed properties or residences in Heritage Conservation Areas for conservation projects, maintenance works or building code upgrades.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is calling on all owners of heritage listed items to apply and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.

“These grants not only provide local heritage owners with a kick start to do some renovations, but they are also a fantastic way to help preserve our local history for future generations.”

Applications for funding are due by Thursday 30 September 2021 and successful projects need to be finalised by 1 March 2022.

The fund will be administered in accordance with the Council’s Local Heritage Fund Guidelines which outline the type of projects that can be funded, who can apply, timelines, and how funds are to be matched.

For more information, including the application form, please visit Council’s Heritage section.