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2018/19 Public Library Grants
In 2018/19 regional and rural public libraries were eligible to apply for grants through the Regional Cultural Fund and metropolitan public libraries were eligible for the Metropolitan Public Library Grants program.
Regional Cultural Fund
Metropolitan Public Library Grants
The Minister for the Arts Don Harwin approved the 2018/19 Metropolitan Public Library Grants as listed below.
2018/19 Metropolitan Public Library Grant recipients
|Blacktown||Max Webber Library refurbishment||$85,000|
|Canada Bay||Canada Bay Connections phase 2||$80,000|
|Cumberland||Spaces at Cumberland - library strategy implementation||$90,000|
|Fairfield||Children's area refresh||$85,000|
|The Hills||Small Space, Big Impact: shaping a fresh future for Dural Library||$93,240|
|Hornsby||Lets Make a Space||$71,545|
|Inner West||Haberfield Library opening day collection||$80,000|
|Lane Cove||Mobile STEAM Makerspace: A Shorelink libraries project||$50,000|
|Liverpool||Building an assistive technology space for Liverpool Library||$35,524|
|Newcastle||Newcastle Stories DX Digitisation Lab||$80,000|
|Northern Beaches||Outdoor living room and bush tucker garden for Glen Street Library||$50,000|
|Randwick||The Third Space, Lionel Bowen Community Centre||$80,000|
|Sutherland||Local studies digitisation and access project||$79,691|
|Woollahra||Local history digitisation project||$40,000|
Metropolitan Public Library Grants were available to the following NSW local authorities:
Bayside, Blacktown, Blue Mountains, Burwood, Camden, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, City of Canada Bay, City of Parramatta, City of Ryde, City of Sydney, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Hawkesbury, The Hills, Hornsby, Hunters Hill, Inner West, Ku-Ring-Gai, Lane Cove, Liverpool, Mosman, Newcastle, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Penrith, Randwick, Strathfield, Sutherland, Waverley, Willoughby, Wollondilly, Wollongong, Woollahra.
Councils that were eligible to apply for the Regional Cultural Fund in 2018/19 were not eligible to apply for the Metropolitan Public Library Grants.
Previous recipients can be found through the State Library of NSW Annual Reports.
From the 2017/18 Public Library Grant round reporting and acquittal forms are to be filled out in Smartygrants. The applicant will receive an email directly from Smartygrants when a form is available for completion.
2016/17 PLIG round and previous years
For grants from previous years please fill out the forms below.
- Acquittal statement (Word 43Kb)
- Performance report (Word 110Kb)
- Statement of income and expenditure (Excel 105Kb)
Library Development Grants archive
Previous Library Development Grants Guidelines are available below for the reference of councils that are yet to acquit funded projects.