Local history grants now open
22 December 2017
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan is encouraging local community groups to apply for grants for projects that preserve and share stories of our region.
Ms Ryan said that grants of up to $15,000 are available under the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants Program.
“These grants provide greater accessibility to Victoria’s history and aim to support a range of projects that share our history in innovative and engaging ways,” Ms Ryan said.
Projects that have been supported in the past include the digitisation and preservation of newspapers, virtual exhibitions and websites, filmmaking and playwriting, historical walks and restoration of historical costumes.
“I love hearing the stories of the people who live in our region; it is one of the best parts of my job as an Member of Parliament.
“There are many more stories to be told, mysteries to be solved and achievements to be commemorated and these grants are a wonderful way to make sure that history, which is so important to our identity, isn’t lost.
“I encourage our local historical societies, schools, sporting clubs and special interest groups to visit the Public Record Office website to find out more about the program and how it can support them to tell their story.”
Applications for the Local History Grants Program are now open, closing at 5pm on 31 January 2018.
For further information call Steph Ryan’s office on (03) 5762 1600 or email at [email protected].