Heritage Perth School & Family

Learning Development Programme

2017 – 2018 Guidelines



This document explains the purpose and process of applying for a Heritage Perth Learning Development Programme (LDP) Grant.


Heritage Perth is seeking applications from heritage-based organisations within the City of Perth boundaries to apply for funding of up to $3000 each (inc GST) to develop a bespoke tailored school or family learning programme, event or activity. This Learning Development Programme (LDP) must be developed for completion and acquittal within the financial year July 2017 to June 2018.

Heritage Perth supports not-for-profit and community heritage places within the boundaries of the City of Perth to undertake learning programmes. The grant can be used to acquire resources and/or skills to meet the challenges and demands of creating or expanding what is offered to school and/or family audiences.

Eligible participants can include:

  • heritage collections
  • heritage buildings
  • community organisations
  • natural heritage (eg parks and gardens)
  • intangible heritage.

The LDP will offer advice and support:

  • from museum and heritage specialists at Heritage Perth
  • from education and family learning specialists
  • to enable programme development
  • to deliver a sustainable school curriculum related or family programme
  • to organise pilot activities, events and interpretation for a school or family audience
  • for marketing & media
  • for training staff and/or volunteers to deliver the programme
  • for networking opportunities
  • for best practice case studies.

If your application is successful your organisation will be required to:

  • supply staff and/or volunteer time to oversee the development and delivery of the programme
  • submit a copy of each participant’s current Certificate of Insurance
  • share the outcomes with others as appropriate and requested
  • evaluate your programme and acquit your grant using Heritage Perth LDP Evaluation and Acquittal Forms by June 2018
  • display Heritage Perth logo on all advertising, digital and printed materials and acknowledge that “This Learning Development Programme is supported by Heritage Perth, using public funding by City of Perth.”
  • link or share resources and event information created via the Heritage Perth


The lead participant applying for the LDP must be a not-for-profit or community run heritage-based organisation within the City of Perth boundaries.

Partners can include non-museums (for example schools, charitable, cultural or heritage-based organisations and community groups). Partners do not have to be located or based within the City of Perth boundaries.


Applications will not be considered from:

  • heritage-based organisations or partners run by commercial companies
  • heritage-based organisations outside the City of Perth boundaries.

How to apply

  • Discuss your application in advance with Joy Lefroy, Learning and Engagement Consultant, Heritage Perth. Email joy@heritageperth.com.au to organise an appointment after 7 March 2017.
  • Download your application form here:  Heritage Perth Learning Development Program Application Form
  • Ensure you have completed all sections of the Application Form with as much detail as requested.
  • Application Forms must be supported and signed by the lead contact of the organisation applying for the grant and a person at senior level within that organisation eg Chair or Director. If there is a partner, a senior representative from each organisation must also sign the Application Form.
  • A copy of the current Certificate of Insurance for each organisation must be attached to your application.
  • To encourage wide access to LDP Grants, only one application will be accepted from an organisation or partnership.
  • Application Forms must be received by 5pm Friday 28th April 2017.
  • Submit your Application:
  • post to Heritage Perth Inc, PO Box Z5077, St Georges Terrace, Perth 6000
  • by hand to Heritage Perth 2nd Floor, Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth
  • by email joy@heritageperth.com.au
  • online via heritageperth.com.au

What happens after you submit the Application Form?

  • Applications will be acknowledged.
  • Applications will be evaluated by the Heritage Perth
  • When reading applications, the reviewers will ask the following questions:
    • Does this activity address an important challenge for the participant?
    • Is there a clear link between the proposed activity and the participant’s priorities?
    • Would supporting this activity or event contribute to one or more of Heritage Perth’s key themes of supporting School and Family learning programmes?
    • Does the activity create, develop or utilise opportunities for sharing, collaboration and networking?
    • Will the project be completed by the end of June 2018?
    • What will be the lasting benefits for the participant and the wider heritage sector of the City of Perth?
  • A decision will be provided not more than one month after the closing date.
  • Successful applicants will be required to enter into a Project Partnership Agreement with Heritage Perth. Any special conditions and the general project expectations will be set out in this document.
  • The Project Partnership Agreement must be completed, signed and returned by the deadline stated in the letter.
  • Feedback can be provided to unsuccessful applicants.
  • Successful applicants may be asked to share their learning with other colleagues through Heritage Perth by giving a presentation at a networking event.

For clarification of any of these points please contact Heritage Perth:             Phone: 08 9461 3332              Email: joy@heritageperth.com 

Click here to download these Guidelines:  Heritage Perth Learning Development Program Guidelines 2017