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Local History Grants Program Now Open For 2015-16

06 October 2015

Special Minister of State, Gavin Jennings, has today announced $350,000 towards grants for community projects that seek to preserve and share local history for the benefit of all Victorians.

The Local History Grants Program, managed by Public Record Office Victoria, is now accepting applications of up to $15,000.

The Program supports the efforts of community groups and organisations that collect and preserve the materials and memories from Victoria’s past. It aims to encourage collaboration and partnerships between volunteer groups to undertake projects as well as to develop skills and resources to support community collections.

Applications can be submitted online via and close at 5pm on the 30th of November 2015.

Quotes attributable to Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings

“Our streets, our schools, our clubs and our community help to shape Victoria and make us who we are.”

“The stories of those that came before allow us to better understand the present – this is why capturing and sharing those stories is so important.”

“Community projects that capture elements of our State’s memory are important to inform all Victorians of our development as a society, culture and people.”

Quotes attributable to Public Record Office Director and Keeper of Public Records Justine Heazlewood

Last year’s grant recipients ranged from museums and historical groups to schools and sports clubs all working on projects that preserve aspects of their history for future generations.”

“We look forward to supporting applicants again in 2015-16, as they continue their important and vital work.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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