Member for Murray Plains, Peter Walsh, says applications are now open for grants of as much as $15,000 to assist local community groups, sports clubs, schools and other organisations that collect and preserve the stories of our region.
Mr Walsh says the grants aim to support local community groups planning; or currently working on, projects to secure their stories for generations to come.
He said local projects previously supported through the program include:
- Barham Koondrook Historical Society, for preserving Victorian history in Koondrook. Awarded $3147.80.
- East Loddon Historical Society, for its Dingee Bush Nursing Centre Centenary 1923-2023 Digitisation Conservation Project. Awarded $7722.50
- Echuca Historical Society, to digitise and archive 6493 pages of the 2001/2002 Riverine Herald. Awarded $15,000
“Local history groups looking to preserve, record and share their town’s history are encouraged to apply for the Public Record Office Victoria’s Local History Grants Program,” Mr Walsh added.
“The diversity of past successful projects has demonstrated how important it is to preserve our local history for future generations to enjoy,” he said.
“The Murray Plains electorate has a vibrant history; with many important local stories to share and preserve,” Mr Walsh said.
“It’s been fantastic to see a number of history groups and other organisations from across our region successfully secure a local history grant to pursue their own local projects,” he said.
“I encourage all local historical societies, schools, sporting clubs and specialist interest groups to apply for this grant to help share their stories.”
The Local History Grants Program is now open to all not-for-profit community groups.
Applications close at midnight on January 24. For further information; or to apply, visit https://prov.vic.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards/local-history-grants-program.