Melbourne Heritage Restoration Fund
Council has joined with the Melbourne Heritage Restoration Fund (MHRF) to offer grants and low-interest loans to owners of Yarra's much-loved heritage buildings to make restoration works more achievable.
MHRF is a not-for-profit organisation set up by Melbourne City Council and the State Government in 1988, to help conserve local heritage buildings for the enjoyment of the wider community.
The MHRF offers:
- low-interest loans for professional services and construction related to restoration or reconstruction work
- grants for a proportion of restoration or reconstruction works.
Restoration and reconstruction can take many forms but always aims to return a house or building to its original state.
To be eligible:
- The building must be in the City of Yarra
- The building must be subject to a Heritage Overlay
- The works must be visible from the public domain so the whole community benefits from the restoration
- The works must restore or reinstate original features.
Funding is not available for routine repairs and maintenance, for works to interiors, or for works that have already commenced or have been completed.
To help ascertain if you could be eligible for a grant or low interest loan, see the flowchart below:
MHRF Eligibility Flowchart (113.96kB)
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