NSW transport heritage grants

Transport Heritage New South Wales is now taking applications for projects focused on transport history

NSW transport heritage grants
Eligible projects related to bus, rail and tram history are encouraged to apply for grants

The 2016 Transport Heritage Grants Program, managed by the Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) and Transport Heritage New South Wales (THNSW), is now open to applications.

Individuals and not for profit organisations are now able to submit applications for grants to help restore  or protect important pieces of New South Wales’ transport history.

Eligible projects related to bus, rail and tram history are encouraged to apply for grants to assist with restorations, maintenance and even publishing, as long as it relates to NSW transport history.

The grant is separated into three categories with different eligibility rules: Restoration and Conservation, Education, and Research and Publication.

Past projects which have received funding from the grant include $49,885 for the Black Diamond Heritage Centre to combat asbestos in a locomotive, and $14,000 to the Sydney Road Transport Museum for the restoration of Australia’s first underfloor engine bus.

Transport Heritage NSW chief executive Andrew Moritz praised the work volunteers contribute to maintaining transport heritage in NSW.

"The Transport Heritage Grants Program will help fund the fantastic work volunteers do in looking after valuable heritage assets and passing on their vast knowledge and experiences to the community," Moritz says.

"Volunteers are the reason we have such a vibrant and active sector."

The final projects will be approved by the Independent Funding and Advisory Panel, which was established by THNSW last year.

For organisations and individuals to be considered by the RAHS and THNSW, applicants must have submitted their proposals by August 31 at 5pm.

Application forms and guidelines can be found on the RAHS website.

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