Grants are usually offered dollar for dollar with an upper limit of $2,000 per property.

Each year, Council offers small grants to property owners for maintenance works on older buildings in the local government area. This program is funded by Council and the Heritage Office, and funding cannot be provided to works that have already been completed.


The types of projects that are normally funded include

  • Repainting the exterior of older buildings, including houses,
  • Repairing walls, verandahs, windows or roof plumbing on older buildings,
  • Repairing or reconstructing picket fences or other boundary work to protect older houses or sites, and
  • Repairing and conserving older buildings, historic remnants or grave sites.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding, your property must be heritage listed in the LEP 2009, a building within a conservation area or assessed as significant by Council’s Heritage Advisor.

For advice on whether your works may qualify for funding from any of the above sources please contact Council’s Planning and Regulatory Services Department on 02 6549 3745.


Applying for the Muswellbrook Shire Local Heritage Assistance Fund

Application forms and guidelines for the program are available for download below.  Applications can be submitted to Council at any time, however, works approved for funding must be completed by 30 March the following year.

Local Heritage Fund Application for Financial Assistance

Muswellbrook Shire Council Local Heritage Assistance Fund brochure


Receive advice and services from an heritage professional

Find a consultant, service provider, or trade that specialises in built heritage by visiting the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage Professionals directory.

Heritage Professional Directory


Would you like to be contacted when grants become available?

If you have missed out on this year's funding round consider being placed on Council's mailing list to receive information on the next round of heritage grants. Contact Council's Planning and Regulatory Services Department and leave your name and postal details.


Funding from other sources

Heritage funding is available from other sources, and details may be obtained from the links provided below:

NSW Heritage Branch of the Department of Planning

Federal Department of Environment, Heritage and the Arts

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