Local History Grants Now Open

Nationals Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, is encouraging community groups to apply for grants of up to $15,000 for projects that preserve, record and share stories and enable us to engage with our past.

Projects that have been supported in the past include the digitisation of historic newspapers, developing heritage town walks, recording of oral histories and restoration of historical costumes.

In the last funding round Walpeup Memorial Hall Inc received $530 to enable the digitisation of Walpeup Memorial Hall Local History Memorabilia collection and the Woomelang & District Historical Society were awarded $2,650 for their Preserving our Past project.

“The local History Grants Program recognises the importance of keeping and sharing our local stories, which together, helps to tell the story of our state.

“These grants provide greater accessibility to Victoria’s history and aim to support a range of projects that share our history in innovative and engaging ways,” he said.

“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 they can apply.” Mr Crisp said.

The Local History Grants Program is open to all not-for-profit community groups.

Further information or to apply visit

Applications close at 5pm on 31 January 2018.

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