Heritage Grants

The City of Port Adelaide Enfield, through its Heritage Grant Program aims to encourage owners of Local Heritage Places and Contributory Items to maintain, conserve or restore places of local significance.


Please read the Grant Guidelines carefully before applying. Many documents on this site are displayed as PDF files. If you have problems accessing, reading or understanding these documents please contact us on 0410 446 591.
Heritage Grant Guidelines(PDF, 3711.36 KB)
Heritage Building Works Guidelines(PDF, 131.75 KB)
PAE Heritage Conservation Register - a list of contractors who may be able to help(PDF, 107.26 KB)
Department for Environment and Water Register of Heritage Trades and Consultants


This is an annual program that generally opens in late February for approximately 6 weeks. Applications for this program go to Council's Grants & Sponsorship Committee in May and we expect to notify you by the end of June following Council's budget being endorsed.

Applications open from Monday, 24 February 2020 to 3pm Thursday, 9 April 2020.

What Funding options are there?

Depending on the demand for assistance and funds available for the respective financial year, a maximum of 50% of the value of completed work, not to exceed $3,000 in any one financial year may be approved.

Eligibility & Assessment criteria

You must be the owner of a property listed in PAE's Development Plan that is either a Local item or Contributory Place. The value of work must exceed $1,000 and be conservation work to the exterior of the building that has a visible impact from the street to be eligible to apply. Please see the grant guidelines for ineligible applications.

If you application is eligible, Council's Heritage Advisor will evaluate how the proposed works fit with the below priority levels and your application will be ranked accordingly.

No. Priority LevelDefinition

Local Heritage Place

A Local Heritage Place is designated generally after a Heritage Survey. The listings are generally based upon satisfying Development Act Section 23(4) Criteria, which can include the whole building and setting.  Local Heritage Places are listed in the Council’s Development Plan.


Contributory Place (Required structural work)

With Contributory Places, contribution to historic streetscape character is the main consideration.  Category 1 can be ascribed to Contributory Places where due to structural condition; an aspect of the contribution may be lost; for example, chimneys and verandahs in poor structural condition. Restumping was considered of structural importance because without restumping the Contributory Place may be lost.


Contributory Place (Significant streetscape)

A number of the recommendations in this category related to less urgent structural works, but those that would have a powerful impact on streetscape contribution.


Contributory Place (less urgent and medium streetscape impact)

A number of the recommendations in this category, while important, were not considered as urgent or as having the degree of streetscape impact offered by Categories 2 and 3.


Contributory Place (not urgent with low streetscape impact)

A number of the recommendations in this category, while important, were not considered as urgent or as having the degree of streetscape impact offered by Categories 2, 3 and 4


Local and Contributory Place (minor or non-urgent)

The proposed works, while eligible were not considered to be as urgent, compared to the higher categories.


Contributory Place (minor)

Recommendations in this category, while of importance, were considered to be of a minor nature that was close to being routine maintenance.


Not eligible for funding

Does not meet the criteria for funding.

How to apply

We provide an online application tool to help you prepare and submit your application. It's called SmartyGrants and it's available via the Apply Now button below. If you're a new user, you will need to start by registering a new account. Once registered and logged in you will be redirected to the "Before you Begin" page where you can start your application.

Applicants can only apply online when funding rounds are open. Support or access to computers and the internet can be provided if required.

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If you need to talk to someone about your grant application please contact one of Council's friendly Funding & Partnerships Officers on 0414 014 250 or 0410 446 591 or by email at grants@cityofpae.sa.gov.au.

You will need to have an onsite appointment with Council's Heritage Advisor prior to starting an application.

Please call Council's Development Services to make an appointment on 8405 6605. Council's Heritage Advisor is only available on Tuesdays.

Prior to preparing your application please read the Heritage Grants Guidelines(PDF, 3711.36 KB) and the Heritage Grants Building Works Guidelines(PDF, 131.75 KB) .

Success Stories

In 2019 Council supported the following projects:

  • $3,000 to restore a stone heritage fence.
  • $3,000 to replace a vented roof gable.
  • $2,000 to repair and repaint the façade.
  • $2,000 to repaint the front façade and replace verandah posts.
  • $2,000 to repaint damaged areas and repair verandah post.
  • $825 to repair major cracks and paint.
  • $1,575 to prepare and restore exterior painting.
  • $3,000 to install a new bullnose verandah.
  • $3,000 to reroof and restore a verandah.
  • $3,000 to remove and replace asbestos cladding.
  • $3,000 to repair and repoint front and side walls.
  • $3,000 to restore sandstone and treat salt damp.
  • $1,500 to restore chimneys and repair verandah.
  • $1,500 to restore the chimneys.
  • $1,500 to replace and repoint stonework.
  • $1,500 to replace roof.

In 2018 Council supported the following projects:

  • $3,000 to restore original stonework
  • $3,000 to restore original roof and repair front verandah
  • $2,942.50 to restore original chimneys and reinstate original facade
  • $3,000 to reveal and restore original verandah
  • $2,775 to replace roof and gutters
  • $2,945 to restore timber frame cladding and repair verandah
  • $3,000 to replace verandah and restore original stonework
  • $3,000 to replace barge timbers and their support and paint external areas
  • $3,000 to repair chimneys and restore gable
  • $3,000 to reroof and restore the original verandah
  • $3,000 to restore original bricks
  • $3,000 to repair and paint front and side sections