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Heritage Sponsorship Program 

About the Heritage Sponsorship Program

The Heritage Sponsorship Program aims to deliver partnerships that will support heritage in Western Australia. Organisers of events or activities can apply for funding in return for assisting with the delivery of one or more of the Heritage Council's key strategic outcomes.

Sponsored activities will:

  • Demonstrate sustainability and economic benefits of heritage conservation and adaptation
  • Deliver or contribute to training and education in heritage conservation management
  • Develop understanding of the importance of heritage and its conservation
  • Contribute to brand awareness for a nominated Heritage Council or Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage brands within relevant market sectors.
  • Promote community understanding of, and engagement with, the State’s heritage places
  • Promote and encourage heritage tourism; or
  • Make other demonstrated contribution to Heritage Council and Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage strategic objectives.


Who can apply?

Any organisation, not-for-profit, local government or commercial entity operating an event or activity that supports one or more of the required heritage outcomes.

What kind of projects are supported?

Activities will generally be open to the general public or to a broad group within a relevant profession or interest area. Content should include positive messages or information about heritage or a closely related area.

Preference will be given to activities and events whose primary purpose supports education and promotion relating to heritage and its components.

What is not supported?

Conservation works or the undertaking of conservation management plans are supported under the Heritage Council's Heritage Grants Program and are not eligible for sponsorship.

Proposals that are strongly related to a specific commercial brand or product will not be supported unless the Heritage Council and Department are confident that sponsorship would not be seen as an endorsement or recommendation of that product.

Activities that take place within a heritage site but do not otherwise provide information or interpretation of the site will not be supported.

More information

This is an open sponsorship round and application for sponsorship can be made at any time.

The Heritage Sponsorship Program is delivered by Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage on behalf of the Heritage Council.

If you would like more information about the Heritage Sponsorship Program, contact the Events and Heritage Tourism Officer on 6552 4104, 1800 524 000 (freecall regional) or email.

You can receive updates on the Heritage Sponsorship Program and heritage events in the community by subscribing to our eNewsletter, Heritage Matters. If you would like to have your organisation's event promoted in Heritage Matters please email the details to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.


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