Built Heritage Grants Scheme Activation Program grants announced

Recipients of the first round of Heritage Tasmania’s Built Heritage Grants Scheme, Activation Program have been announced. 

Individual grants from $20,000 - $200,000 were available under the Activation Program, for projects designed to reinvigorate heritage places. The funds will assist heritage buildings be better utilised to increase visitor demand and experience, as well as develop our built heritage conservation workforce.

In total, more than $800,000 will be allocated across twelve sites across Tasmania.

Some of the successful Activation Program recipients include:

  • The Longford Academy for a training course on the traditional art of using lime mortars, putty, plasters and limewater

  • The Derwent Valley Council to strengthen interpretation signage across the Willow Court site

  • The Hobart City Mission homeless shelter to repair Tasmania’s tallest single lancet stained-glass window

  • The former Carlton Post Office which will be transformed into boutique riverfront accommodation

  • ​Longford’s World Heritage listed Woolmers Estate to activate a service kitchen to expand the onsite visitor experience 

These grants are designed to support Tasmania’s valuable built heritage assets and to help ensure they are not only valued and maintained but also can be appreciated for generations to come.

The Activation Program is one of two programs under the Built Heritage Grants Scheme.

Information on the successful recipients of the Conservation Program, the second program under the Built Heritage Grants Scheme will be available later this year. 

A further round of the grants scheme will be offered early in 2024-25, more information on the grants are available on the Built Heritage Grants Scheme webpage.​