Manningham Heritage Restoration Fund applications are now open for 2016/2017.
Each year Manningham City Council allocates money towards the Heritage Restoration Fund. Manningham Council recognises the value of assisting property owners to protect and manage significant homes, buildings, trees and gardens throughout the municipality. This year there are two separate grant programs available:
- The Heritage Restoration Fund; and
- The Heritage Restoration Fund (Trees and Gardens)
Aim of the Fund
The Heritage Restoration Fund provides the owners of identified heritage properties with the opportunity to apply for a small grant to assist with the maintenance and restoration of significant buildings and other places of interest.
The Heritage Restoration Fund (Trees and Gardens) is intended to assist owners of significant trees and gardens to undertake appropriate maintenance works or to obtain a suitable water supply to provide for the longevity of the identified tree(s) or garden.
Amount of funding available
Council's operation budget will allocate a total of $35,000 towards the two funding programs in the 2016/2017 financial year. Funding for conservation works will generally be granted on a dollar for dollar basis and up to $1000 in value (although larger grants may be approved). Property owners are expected to contribute financially (at least 50%) to the total cost of the project they are applying for.
Properties eligible for funding assistance
Generally all owners of properties included in the Heritage Overlay of the Manningham Planning Scheme are eligible to apply for funds through the Heritage Restoration Fund.
Generally all owners of properties included in the Heritage Overlay (where tree controls apply) and the Vegetation Protection Overlay Schedule 5 (Significant Exotic, Native and Indigenous Vegetation) are eligible to apply for funding through the Heritage Restoration Fund (Trees and Gardens).
Funding may be allocated to properties owned by the State Government if there are surplus heritage restoration funds available.
For more information about the Eligibility Criteria and Assessment Priorities, view the Policy and Guidelines below or call 9840 9129.
Making an Application
- Complete the relevant Application Form
- Include a copy of quotes for the project to show the proposed value of the works.
- If possible provide a photograph of the building, structure, tree or garden in its existing condition.
Closing date for applications is Friday 1 July 2016. Works must be undertaken and claimed by 28 April 2017.
For more information about the Heritage Restoration Fund please call the Economic and Environmental Planning Unit on 9840 9121.