Federal Community Heritage Grant

Dec 09 2014, 12:30pm AEDT

Healthy Options Australia is delighted to announce it has received a Community Heritage Grant for a significant assessment of its archive collection.

The grant was announced by Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, on Tuesday, 28 October, 2014.

In addition to the ceremony our Librarian, Kate Bugden, attended a three-day intensive preservation and collection management workshop held at the National Library, the National Archives of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive in Canberra.

Kate Bugden has said her team is looking forward to commencing the work.

“While the grant provides the funds, the workshop offered the expertise to help us protect our collection and make it accessible while it remains in the local context.” she said.

“The Foundation has over 150 years of history and the funds for this project will certainly be put the good use!”

Director-General of the National Library of Australia, Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlick, said the CHG program showed the commitment by the National Library, along with its partner institutions and the Federal Government, in encouraging communities to care for the nation’s heritage, be it in small country towns or in capital cities.

The Healthy Options Resource Centre is a public lending library and education hub with a specific focus on mental health and alcohol and other drugs.

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