Local history grants up for grabs

02 December 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 2020-21 program include:

  • Benalla Historical Society Inc. - $15,000 towards the digitisation of Benalla Standard newspapers 1932-1940
  • Kilmore Historical Society - $1536 towards transposing cassette audio tapes into MP3 format
  • Murchison & District Historical Society Inc. - $1,850 towards Art Captured: an eBook
  • Nagambie & District Historical Society Inc. - $11,408.32 towards Nagambie Times digitisation project

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 Monday 24 January 2022.

For further information or to apply, visit

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