Saturday, September 15, 2012

Apply for Victoria local history grants :: Closing Nov 12

From the Public Record Office Victoria Press Release: 10th September 2012

Victorian ommunity groups are invited to apply for a share in $350,000 in grants for projects that preserve and share stories of Victoria's past.

Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu said individual grants of up to $15,000 were available to not-for-profit groups such as historical societies, schools, sporting clubs and special interest groups, for projects that capture and share the fascinating stories of Victoria across the ages.

“The Local History Grants program provides grants to support a diverse range of projects, including exhibitions and multimedia projects, publications, oral histories and the digitisation or preservation of vital historical items, which together provide greater access to our community history,” Mr Baillieu said. “Victoria has a rich history with so many important stories to uncover and celebrate. This program supports projects that enable community members to connect with their history in innovative and engaging ways.

“Importantly, in addition to supporting individual projects, the Local History Grants Program also supports the tireless efforts of volunteer networks and community organisations that act as custodians of our state’s heritage, ensuring that it is available to future generations,” Mr Baillieu said.

The program, which is run by Public Record Office Victoria, is open to not-for-profit community groups across the state.

Applications for the Local History Grants Program are open now, and close on Monday 12 November 2012.
Media contact: Ali Webb, Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Public Record Office - 03 9348 5709, 0418 698 364 or

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