Thursday 24th November 2016
Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh has encouraged community groups to apply for a share in $350 000 in funding for projects that preserve and share stories from our past.
Mr Walsh said this latest round of grants of up to $15 000 is 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 include the digitisation and preservation of newspapers virtual exhibitions and websites filmmaking and playwriting historical walks and restoration of historical costumes.
“The Murray Plains electorate has a rich and diverse history with our local newspapers dating back to the 1860s 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.
Mr Walsh said the diversity of the past successful projects past shows just how important it is to preserve our history for future generations to enjoy.
Applications for the Local History Grants Program are now open closing at 5 pm on 31st January 2017.
For further information or to apply visit http://prov.vic.gov.au/community-programs/grants-awards/local-history-grants