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Heritage grants

Our heritage grants have been developed to demonstrate the City of Stirling’s commitment to property owners who want to contribute to the retention and enhancement of buildings on the City’s heritage list.

Eligible projects are entitled to up to 50% of the total costs of the works, with a cap of $5,000 per property. Projects must be completed within 12 months of the grant being allocated.

Please note that grant funds are not released until:

Who can apply?

  • Property owners whose property is on the City of Stirling’s heritage list
  • Not-for-profit groups who have a long-term lease or legal agreement for the maintenance of a building listed on the City of Stirling’s heritage list
  • Person(s) who meet either of the above criteria and have not incurred rates debts with the City. 

Eligible works for heritage grants

Eligible applicants are encouraged to seek funding for conservation works which are in public view and enhance the heritage significance of the property and/or urgent conservation works required to stabilise a building.

Examples of such works include but are not limited to:

  • Tuck-pointing and façade restoration
  • Re-roofing and guttering with matching original materials
  • Repairs to original detailing
  • Veranda restoration
  • Paint and render removal
  • Chimney repairs
  • Original fence repairs
  • Re-stumping
  • Treatment.

Ineligible works for heritage grants

The following works will not be eligible for a heritage grant:

  • Any works to buildings not listed on the City of Stirling’s heritage list
  • Any works completed prior to an application for a heritage grant (i.e. retrospective grants for works already completed will not be considered)
  • New additions and extensions
  • Operational costs
  • Costs for items/equipment that will be used after the project finishes
  • Landscaping
  • Documentation costs.
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Useful documents

Document nameDownloadable files
Heritage Grants Application Form36.9KB (PDF)
Heritage Grants Conditions of Funding35.4KB (PDF)
Heritage Grants Information Sheet45.9KB (PDF)
Heritage Grants Schedule of Works Form35.1KB (PDF)