Grants and awards | November 24, 2016

Local History Grants Now Available

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging community groups to apply for the next round of funding available through the Local History Grants Program.

“The long running Local History Grants Program is a great opportunity for local community groups to receive small grants to help preserve records or publish Victorian local history,” Ms Kealy said.

“I am pleased to work with community groups across the Lowan Electorate and I encourage local groups to apply for this next round funding.

“Up to $15,000 is available through the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants Program for projects that preserve and share stories of our region,” she said.

Projects that have been supported in the past through the Local History Grants include the digitisation and preservation of newspapers, sporting club records, virtual exhibitions and websites, filmmaking and playwriting, historical walks and restoration of historical costumes.

“The diversity of past successful projects shows just how important it is to preserve our history for future generations to enjoy,” Ms Kealy said.

“The Local History Grants Program is open to all not-for-profit community groups and I encourage 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,” she said.

Applications for the Local History Grants Program close on 31 January 2017. For further information or to apply visit

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