Grants and awards Community facilities | October 25, 2017

Dunkeld Museum receives Local History Grant

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has congratulated the Dunkeld Museum Inc on its successful Local History Grant application.

The Museum has received $10,000 which they will use to upgrade town history signage.

“Dunkeld has a unique history and I am pleased that this grant will enable it to be shared with locals and visitors to the area”, Ms Kealy said.

The project will see a new brochure produced directing visitors and locals to 26 new plaques erected at sites of significance around the town.

The $30,000 project has received enormous support from the local community which has raised approximately $20,000 towards the cost of the project.

“This is an amazing effort by the local community and I congratulate everyone involved in making this exciting project become a reality for Dunkeld”, Ms Kealy said.

The long running Local History Grants program provides small grants to community organisation to support the cost of projects that record and preserve Victorian local history.

“I encourage all local community groups and sporting clubs across the Lowan electorate to consider applying for the next round of Local History Grants when they become available and would be pleased to support their grant applications”, she said.

The program is administered by Public Records Office Victoria.

Further information is available on the Local History Grants Program website or by telephoning (03) 9348 5710.

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