Manningham Heritage Restoration Fund Applications 2017/2018 have now closed.
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. 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 2017/2018 financial year. Funding for conservation works will generally be granted on a dollar for dollar basis 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, the Policy and Guidelines can be downloaded using the links below.
Heritage Restoration Fund Policy and Guidelines 2017/2018 pdf Heritage Restoration Fund 2017-2018 Policy and Guidelines (407.58 KB)
Heritage Restoration Fund (Trees and Gardens) Policy and Guidelines 2017/2018 pdf Heritage Restoration Fund (Trees and Gardens) Policy and Guidelines 2017-2018 (409.03 KB)
For further information about the Heritage Restoration Fund please contact the City Strategy Unit on 9840 9121.