Our heritage is important to all of us. That’s why we’ve established the Local Heritage Fund. This fund provides small grants to support you if you own property with heritage significance on the Northern Beaches, and you’re doing works to conserve its heritage value.

What types of properties and projects are eligible

To be eligible, a property must be listed in Schedule 5 of the Manly, Warringah or Pittwater Local Environmental Plans. This is a requirement of the funding provided by the State Government. 

Eligible projects include things like repairing structural components such as underpinning walls and repointing brickwork, repainting external walls, repairing or reinstating walls, windows, verandas, external balustrades, roof cladding, roof plumbing and decorative elements, and repairing historic fences, walls, drainage and bridge structures. 

How funding is allocated

We review and allocate budget each financial year, using funding support from the Heritage NSW. The fund generally provides grants of between $200 and $3,000 per property, but no more than 50% of the cost of the project.

How we assess the grants

Our internal panel, consisting of a Strategic Planner, Heritage Planner and Grants Officer, will review all applications. This team will make the call on which projects will be offered a grant, and how much that grant will be, on a case by case basis.

Local Heritage Fund Recipients 2022-2023




45 Pittwater Road, Manly


Replacement of roofs and gutter, painting.

303 Sydney Road, Balgowlah


Repair of decorative curved window including frame and glass.

226 Pittwater Road, Manly


Repointing of chimneys.

27 Margaret Street, Fairlight


Repair of windows and painting.

15 Quinton Road, Manly


Repair of sandstone retaining wall.

153 Queens Parade East, Newport $1,000 Waterproofing works to roof.

Local Heritage Fund Recipients 2021-2022




95 Addison Road, Manly


Replacement of damaged front step tiles.

43 Pittwater Road, Manly


Replacement of roofs and gutter, painting.

37 Pittwater Road, Manly


Replacement of roofs and gutter, painting.

37-39 Ashburner Street, Manly


Repairs to roof.

16 Quinton Road, Manly


Repointing of face brickwork.


Submit your application to Council by 5pm, 20 March each year.

If you’d like to discuss your project or grant application, please feel free to contact our Heritage Advisor on 1300 434 434.

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