LOCAL HISTORY GRANTS

What is on offer?

The Victorian Government recognises that local and community history is an important part of Victoria’s memory. The Local History Grants Program encourages and fosters community activities that better preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians.

The Program supports the efforts of the many 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 (eg. publications, digitising, and interpretation) as well as to develop skills and resources to support community collections. Small grants of up to $15,000 are made for the preservation and sharing of Victorian history by a variety of local community based organisations interested in telling the stories from their own communities, preserving their collections and increasing opportunities for the public to engage with the past. The Program is administered by Public Record Office Victoria on behalf of the State Government of Victoria.

Projects that are considered for funding involve strong community involvement and benefits and can include, for example:

• The recording of oral histories

• The preparation and publishing of local history books including e-publications

• Conservation and cataloguing of objects and records

• The development and production of exhibitions

• Web projects that provide local history information or resources

• Training in local history or collection management skills

• The design and production of interpretation panels and heritage walks. 2

• The digitisation and publishing of collection items and local history information.

• Digital storytelling including film and DVD projects. • Apps for mobile devices

• Consultancy fees for the provision of specialist skills not found within the organisation.

• The purchase of archival quality storage products and more….

See the full details HERE and be sure to read the guidelines carefully before proceeding. Applications are online. 

Applications close 5pm Tuesday 31 January 2017.