Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield, Minister for the Arts and Mark Coulton, Federal Member for Parkes, have announced funding for the Old Dubbo Gaol through the Community Heritage Grants Program.
“I am pleased to announce that the Old Dubbo Gaol has received $4,500 through the Australian Government’s Community Heritage Grants Program,” Mr Coulton said.
“This project will help the gaol to preserve objects of national significance in the local community by undertaking a preservation needs assessment of the collection.”
Minister Fifield said the Coalition Government is pleased to provide $415,000 in grants for the program in 2016-17, to support 77 projects across Australia.
“This program helps community organisations to preserve and ensure access to locally held, nationally important cultural heritage collections across Australia,” said Minister Fifield.
The Community Heritage Grants Program provides grants of up to $15,000 to community organisations to preserve and display objects of national significance.
The program is supported by the Department of Communications and the Arts with four of Australia’s cultural institutions: the National Library of Australia, the National Archives of Australia, the National Film and Sound Archive and the National Museum of Australia.
Since the Community Heritage Grants Program began in 1994, the Australian Government has provided more than $6 million for over 1200 projects.
For more information about the program visit: www.nla.gov.au/awards-and-grants/chg.