Local history grants now available
18 January 2021
Local history groups looking to preserve, record and share their town’s history are encouraged to apply for the Public Record Office Victoria’s Local History Grants Program.
Applications are now open for grants of up to $15,000 to assist local community groups, sports clubs, schools and other organisations that collect and preserve the stories of our region.
Local MP and Nationals deputy leader Steph Ryan said the grants aimed to support local community groups planning or currently working on projects to secure their stories for generations to come.
Local projects previously supported through the program include:
- Benalla Aviation Museum Inc. - $1,320 towards museum information signage
- Euroa Historical Genealogical Society - $1,200 towards security cameras
- Kilmore General Cemetery Trust - $5,350 towards their records conservation project
- Merrigum and District Historical and Educational Society Inc. - $1,400 towards Making a Digital Merrigum
- Strathbogie Tableland History Group - $6,190 towards the Strathbogie Heritage Trail
Ms Ryan said the diversity of past successful projects demonstrated how important it was to preserve our local history for future generations to enjoy.
“The Euroa electorate has a vibrant history with many important local stories to share and preserve,” Ms Ryan said.
“It’s been fantastic to see a number of history groups and other organisations from across our region successfully secure a local history grant to pursue their own local projects.
“I encourage all local historical societies, schools, sporting clubs and specialist interest groups to apply for this grant to help share their stories.”
The Local History Grants Program is now open to all not-for-profit community groups.
Applications close at midnight on 9 March 2021.
For further information or to apply, visit https://prov.vic.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/local-history-grants-program.