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2016 Holroyd Heritage Awards and Heritage Grants Programs

The Holroyd Heritage Awards and Grants programs are run annually and aim to show Council’s appreciation to those who have an active role in preserving and maintaining Holroyd’s heritage or demonstrate an interest in learning about local history.

The 2016 Holroyd Heritage Programs open on Monday 4 April 2016.

Heritage Awards

There are four categories of the Heritage Awards program that aim to involve a broad range of people who are active in maintaining and restoring their heritage listed properties, those who have a general interest in Holroyd’s history and the young members of our community through the children’s competition. The Awards are run in conjunction with the National Heritage Trust Festival.  The theme for the 2016 National Heritage Trust Festival is “Discovery and Rediscoveries”.

Below are details of the four categories:

Category 1:

Best Maintained Heritage Property – this category awards private owners for maintaining their heritage listed property.

Category 2:

Restoration & Redevelopment – this category awards private property owners of heritage listed items (and those adjoining) for undertaking quality restorations and heritage improvements through development.

Category 3:

HistoResearch: researching our local history – this category is open to anyone of high school age and above who is interested in local history and heritage. Participants are invited to consider the National Trust theme of “Discovery and Rediscoveries” for their entry.  Entrants are encouraged to be imaginative and present their work in either a written or visual format (such as photography, digital media or traditional / mixed media) that utilises a creative technique. Entries must show originality and primary research.

Category 4:

Keeper of the Stone (children’s award) – this category is open to primary school children who are invited to enter the colouring-in competition. This year’s activity is based on the National Heritage Trust Festival theme of “Discovery and Rediscoveries”, and commemorates the State Heritage Listing in mid-2015 of the Boothtown Aqueduct. This category consists of two divisions for Years K-2 and Years 3-6.


Categories 1 and 2

Bronze plaque to the value of $800 that can be affixed to the front of the property.

Category 3

Choice of accommodation at one of three pre-determined heritage listed properties in the Blue Mountains or a BridgeClimb Sydney gift voucher for three people plus 3 tickets to experience The ‘Heart of the Rocks’ Walking Tour. Each prize is up to the value of $1,000.

Category 4

This category has two divisions: Years K-2 and Years 3-6. The overall winner of this category will be the best entry from both divisions. The winner will be titled the “Keeper of the Stone” and receive the Holroyd Heritage Stone for 12 months, a $150 book voucher and framed certificate. The Runner-up will be the winner of the remaining division and will receive a $150 book voucher and framed certificate.

Please refer to the Holroyd Heritage Awards Guidelines below for eligibility and category criteria. If you wish to enter one or more categories, please complete and submit the relevant application form(s) available below.

Entry forms, colouring-in stencil (for Category 4) and award guidelines including entry criteria are available to download under Forms and Guidelines. Entries in the Holroyd Heritage Awards must be accompanied by the official relevant entry form.

The closing date for Heritage Award entries is Wednesday, 11 May 2016.

Heritage Grants

Council offers up to $4,000 to owners of heritage listed items under the Holroyd Local Environmental Plan (LEP) 2013 who are seeking financial assistance with small restoration and/or maintenance projects on their property. Properties within a heritage conservation area are also eligible to apply if the proposed works will contribute to the heritage significance/character of the conservation area.

Please refer to the Local Heritage Fund Guidelines below for eligibility criteria and examples of types of work that may receive funding. If you would like to apply for a grant, please complete and submit the application form as well as any required supporting documentation.

The closing date for Heritage Grant applications is Friday, 6 May 2016.

You can submit you entry or application by:


The General Manager Deliver: 16 Memorial Avenue
PO Box 42 Merrylands NSW 2160
Merrylands NSW 2160

Email: (except colouring-in competition entries. Please submit colouring in competition entries by post or hand delivery)

16 Memorial Avenue
Merrylands NSW 2160

Forms and Guidelines


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ClubGRANTS - Clubs for Holroyd ClubGRANTS Scheme

Due to Council mergers in May 2016, the former Auburn and Holroyd ClubGRANTS Schemes have been joined. The new scheme is now called Clubs for Cumberland. Information about Clubs for Cumberland can be viewed online at

Progress and Final Acquittal Reports (Former Clubs for Holroyd ClubGRANTS Scheme)

Progress Reports for projects funded in 2016 round are due by 5pm, 28 March 2017. Final project Acquittal Reports for projects funded in 2016 are due on 28 November December 2017.

Organisations receiving funding must submit a report upon completion of their project.  Further applications will not be considered until the reports are received.

 Reports can be completed online by clicking on this link.

 Please contact Local Committee Convenor Marie Sesay on email or phone 02 9840 9910 for more information.  

ClubGRANTS is a shared State Government and club industry program, funded by a gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million.

Under Category 1 expenditure, the Holroyd ClubGRANTS Local Committee will consider funding services or projects that contribute to the welfare and broader social fabric of the local community.

Participating clubs in 2016 were:

  • Club Merrylands Bowling
  • Guildford Leagues
  • Merrylands RSL Club
  • Wenty Leagues

ClubGRANTS provides support for local community service and development needs that are consistent with the social outcomes identified in Council’s Living Holroyd Community Strategic Plan, including cultural harmony, safety, health and fitness, community involvement and access and equity.

Council would like to congratulate the 60 successful recipients of the 2015 Clubs for Holroyd ClubGRANTS scheme.

Successful recipients in 2016 round are:

Organisation Project Funded Amount
Ability Options Ltd Youth Work Readiness Program $40,000.00
Adam Gardiner Fund Care co-ordinator support for AG clinic at Westmead $30,000
The Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation Resite and Education for Holroyd Kids $6,652.44
Australia Red Cross Young Parents Program $10,000.00
Autism Spectrum Australia Project School Therapy for kids with Autism Spectrum $5,646.49
Beresford Road Public School Parent Workshop $4,000.00
Boronia Multicultural Service Guildford Community Hub $ 18,500.00
Careflight Rapid Response helicopter $10.972.00
Child Abuse Prevention Service Safe Children, Safe Families Project $10,000.00
Community Migrant Resource Centre CMRC Pop Up Job Club Hub $10,000.00
Cumberland Council Paint Holroyd READ $5,000.00
Cumberland Women’s Health Learn, Prevent and Harmony $20,000.00
Darcy Road Public School P& C School/Community Enhancement $18,000.00
Evolve Housing for Youth Evolved yourself WITH LIFE SKILLS TRAINING $14,956.00
Foster Care Angels Incorporated Care Packages for Children $7,400.00
Foster Care Angels Incorporated Carer Respite $3,960.00
Fowlers Road School We’re Weally Wheelie Good $6,400.00
Girl Guide Association NSW & ACT Facility Upgrade $ 8,400.00
Girraween Public School Shade Shelter $9,999.00
Granville Multicultural Community Centre Inc. Future Directions $9,990.00
Granville Multicultural Community Centre Inc. Retractable Awning project $ 5,000.00
Greystanes High School P&C Community Learning Centre $ 8,280.00
Greystanes High School P&C HSC Success $7,280.00
Guildford Public School Footsteps Program $11,700.00
Hilltop Road P & C Association Driving Your Future $5,148.00
Hilltop Road P & C Association On Your Bike $10,000.00
Holroyd High School Swim and Survive $9,980.00
Holroyd High School Mind, Body and Soul $9,500.00
The Holroyd Parramatta Domestic & Family Violence Prevention White Ribbon Breakfast $9,334.00
KU Westmead Preschool Rain Water tank $1,000.00
Learning Links Helping Socio-economically Disadvantaged Children with Learning Difficulty $12,000.00
Life Education Delivery of Children Preventative Health Education in Holroyd $4,300.00
Men of League Foundation The Advantage Line $20,000.00
Mercy Works School Refugee Support $1,913.67
Merrylands Community Garden Horticultural and Cooking Workshop Series $4,500.00
MTC Australia Engaging Mothers for Success $10,650.00
Muru Mittigar Limited Community Finance Hub 10,000.00
Our Lady of Carmel LittleBits $5,000.00
Parramatta Mission Warm Winter Meals f[or the Homeless $10,000.00
Parramatta Mission A better Christmas for all Australian $9,000.00
Parramatta Holroyd Family Support Inc. Transition to School Program $13,320.00
Parramatta Holroyd Family Support Inc. Social/Living Skills for Children
Prosper Money Minded $6,500.00
Road Safety Education Limited RYDA road safety education program $4,500.00
Ronald McDonald House Pick up the Tab $12,330.00
Rugby Youth Foundation Limited 21st Century Skills Partnership $30,000.00
Scout Association of Australia, NSW Branch Cumberland Gang Show $10,000.00
Scout Association of Australia, NSW Branch 1st Granville Group Resources and Training Material $500.00
SHINE for Kids Co-Operative Limited Connecting Kids $4,545.00
Smocking Art Guild of NSW Inc. Printinig & Copying Costs $1,667.00
St Vincent de Paul Society NSW OWWHN $9,417.20
The Australian Genies We Grant Wishes $15,000.00
The Leukemia Foundation of Australia Limited Economic Hardship Program In Holroyd $3,000.00
The Leukemia Foundation of Australia Limited Patient Transport Program $5,000.00
The Northcott Society Northcott Parramatta Life Skills Program $2,250.00
The Royal Life Saving Society NSW Water Smart, Holroyd Kindy Kids $9,920.00
The Shepherd Centre Safe & Sound $9,800.00
Wesley Community Services Limited Child Mentoring Program $11,775.00
Westmead Medical Research Gynaecological  Cancer Support Group $1,750.00
Youth off the Streets Ltd Wentworthville Youth Outreach $30,000.00


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Grants Program

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