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Heritage Loan and Grant Scheme

The aim of the Scheme is to provide nil/low interest loans and grants which will help fund restoration works to recognised buildings, sites or objects of heritage value in the Glenelg Shire in order to promote the conservation and protection of these buildings, sites or objects.


Applications are open all year.

Value of Loan or Grant

Grants: funding is available up to $10,000 on a dollar for dollar co-contribution basis for projects of any value.

Loans: a maximum of 50% of the value of the works will be available to an amount of $5,000-$40,000. Interest will be charged at:
~ Residential projects or projects not used for commercial purposes: 0%
~ Commercial projects or purposes: 1.5%


Applications for a loan/grant under this scheme will only be considered if they meet the following criteria:

  • The project involves carrying out work on either;

     a) a heritage asset, object or place listed in the Glenelg Planning Scheme’s Heritage Overlay, or
     b) a heritage asset, object or place proposed for inclusion in the Heritage Overlay, or
     c) a heritage asset, object or place as defined by the Glenelg Shire heritage advisor

  • Where required, a planning permit has been obtained or applied for
  • Where required, a building permit has been obtained or applied for
  • Or the project involves other requirements as recommended by the Heritage Advisor

What type of work is eligible?

  • Urgent works which are necessary to ensure the survival of the building or structure;
  • Reconstruction work;
  • Conservation works on contributory or individually listed places of heritage significance;
  • Reinstatement of traditional paint colour scheme on contributory or individually listed places of local heritage significance.

Please note applications will not be considered for works already commenced.

Before You Apply

An appointment with Council's Heritage Advisor is recommended by contacting Council's Planning Unit on 03 5522 2187.

Further Information

If you are interested in applying for a loan or a grant under this scheme please download the files below. If you have any questions please contact the Planning unit on (03) 5522 2187.

How to Apply

For general grant queries, please contact Tammy Hurst on 5522 2345 or via

Applications are to be submitted online Click here to go to Smarty Grants to start your application

Heritage Places and Heritage Overlay Planning Fees

On 27 April 2021 Council approved that fees are no longer required for permits of Heritage buildings/place where works are triggered only by the heritage overlay. This is to assist owners to fund the works required to keep our heritage protected into the future.

Owners are also able to apply for grants and loans for works on heritage places/artefacts.

Please note planning permits may still be required. To discuss the need for a planning permit or to book a consultation with Council's Heritage Advisor, please phone (03)5522 2187.

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