Commemoration of Historic Events and Famous Persons
Grant funding for 2008-09 has been allocated, and this program is now closed. Please refer to the Commemorating Eminent Australians program.
About the program
The Commemoration of Historic Events and Famous Persons (CHEFP) grants program is designed to commemorate people, events and places of national historical significance.
Eligible projects may include:
- The conservation of graves of people of national historic significance; and
- The construction and conservation of monuments, plaques and statues that commemorate people, events and places of national historical significance.
It is a modest program with many projects receiving around $5 000 each. To be eligible you must be, at the closing date for applications:
- A not-for-profit body that is legally incorporated in Australia;
- An individual person of Australian Citizenship; or
- A local government authority.
There were six successful projects for the 2008-09 round of funding:
|Commemoration of the Commonwealth of Australia's first one pound note installed at the Long Gully mining monument (VIC)||Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre Inc||$3 000|
|Memorial to Hugh Hamon Massie, fourth Australian Cricket Test Captain (VIC)||Port Fairy Cricket Club||$3 490|
|Adam Gilchrist Commemorative Bust (NSW)||Bellingen Shire Council||$1 543|
|Monument in honour of Frederick York Wolseley (NSW)||Murray Shire Council||$4 070|
|The Ronald Campbell Gunn Memorial Garden (TAS)||Gunns Plains Community Centre Association Inc||$5 000|
|Commemoration of the landing of Colonel William Light and the birth of the first female white child, Fanny Lipson Finniss, in the colony (SA)||Second Valley Progress Association||$5 350|
- Commemoration of Historic Events and Famous Persons (CHEFP) Program 2008-09 guidelines (PDF - 101 KB)
This program is now closed.
For more information:
Heritage Projects Section
Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts
GPO Box 787
CANBERRA ACT 2601
Tel: 1800 653 004 (free call)
Fax: (02) 6274 2095