19 October 2015
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community groups to apply for funding for projects that preserve and share stories from our past.
Mr Walsh said this latest round of grants of up to $15 000 are available through the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants Program for projects that preserve and share stories of our region.
“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.
Projects that have been supported in the past through the Local History grants cover a diverse range of platforms and experiences around the preservation and care of Victoria’s cultural heritage and support to increase the skills of our volunteer local historians.
“The Murray Plains Electorate has a rich history with many important stories to share and preserve “ Mr Walsh 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 “ he said.
Applications for the Local History Grants Program are now open closing on Monday November 30 2015.
Applicants should note that the application process has changed since previous years – all applications must now be submitted online.
For further information or to apply visit http://prov.vic.gov.au/community-programs/grants-awards/local-history-grants