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Grants – Helping you preserve our heritage
The Australian National Maritime Museum offers grants to regional museums and organisations to help them preserve Australia's rich maritime heritage.
Many cultural institutions around the country care for maritime items of historical and national significance. The museum supports and encourages their efforts to conserve and display unique local objects for this and future generations.
Do you have an object of significance you want to preserve or display? You may be eligible for an ANMM grant. Apply now for funding up to $10,000.
Recent recipients of ANMM grants
- Balmoral Beach Club (NSW) - $4,730 to digitise and preserve over 90 years' worth of club materials.
- Norfolk Island Museum (NI) - $7,198 for the conservation of whaling artefacts for the post 1856 Norfolk Island maritime exhibition.
- Alexandrina Council - Friends of the P.S. Oscar (SA) - $10,000 for restoration work on the river barge 'Dart'.
- National Trust of Australia (TAS) $9,350 for the Runnymede's conservation of ship's portraits project.
- Echuca Historical Society Inc. (VIC) $2,500 for the conservation of river history photographs, books and artefacts.
- City of Bunbury (WA) $5,000 for the Koombana Bay archaeological dig, for shipwrecks.
Our grant program (known as the Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme) is jointly funded by the museum and the federal government.
General Maritime Heritage Projects:
The scheme gives grants up to $10,000 for projects that fall into one of these categories:
- Managing a collection (including registration, storage and research)
- Conservation (for example, documenting and caring for collections, developing methodology)
- Museological training (for staff and/or volunteers)
- Presentation (such as developing exhibitions, education programs, workshops)
Education & Public Program Development Projects:
For 2012 only, the scheme also gives grants up to $5,000 specifically to:
- Assist community museums and organisations to develop relevant education or public programs which make their significant collections more accessible to audiences.
Funding of up to $3,000 is also available for internships to develop museological skills and knowledge to increase standards of practice for caring and managing maritime collections.
Since 1995, the scheme has given over $900,000 to organisations in Queensland, New South Wales (including Norfolk and Lord Howe Islands), Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
All non-profit maritime museums and other organisations are encouraged to apply. We also welcome joint applications from two or more eligible institutions. The grant funding may be used to supplement your other funding, including sponsorship.
Apply for a grant
Applications are now closed.
For more information or queries, contact the MMAPSS Coordinator:
Phone: +61 2 9298 3743
Fax: +61 2 9298 3725
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray Street
SYDNEY NSW 2001
The Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian National Maritime Museum.
This Google map shows the location of previous grants given around Australia. Click on a blue marker to view more information about the grant or view a larger map.