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 preserve, record and share the local, social and community history of Victoria and Victorians. The Local History Grants Program is supported by the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund.
Local History Grants Program 2023-2024
Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 round of the Local History Grants Program.
Local History Grants Program 2022-2023
Congratulations to the recipients of Round 21 of the Local History Grants Program. Forty-two community and history groups share in $350,000 funding as part of this round, with projects ranging from newspaper digitisations, walking tours, preservation works and oral histories. View all recipients here.
Read the Ministerial announcement: Funding takes local history grants and awards forward.
Accountability Reports for current grant recipients
All successful Local History Grants recipients are required to complete the following reporting in accordance with the conditions of their grant Funding Agreement. All reports are provided in word format:
For grants awarded in the financial year 2014-2015 and the years prior, Progress Reports should be completed at six monthly intervals. For grants awarded in the 2015-2016 financial year and thereafter, Progress Reports should be submitted at 12 monthly intervals.
Download the Progress Report.
Requests for project variation (timeframes, products, budget etc.) can be made via the Project Variation Form.
Project Completion Report and Accountability Statement
A Project Completion Report and Accountability Statement must be completed once the project has been completed. The report should provide details of the project outcomes and items or services which were purchased with the grant funds. Where your organisation has been Fund Managed or auspiced, the authorised contact officer from that organisation will be required to sign the expenditure statement.
Projects funded by the Local History Grants Program should (where possible) acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government in making your project possible by displaying or printing the Victorian Government and Public Record Office Victoria logos, and including a written acknowledgement provided in this document.
If you require further information on the Local History Grants Program please email email@example.com.