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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 for the 2023-2024 round of the Local History Grants Program are now closed.

PROV will announce successful applications in late June 2024.  On occasion our announcements can be delayed due to events that are out of our control.  If this is the case PROV will make contact with all applicants and provide an update.  All applicants will receive the outcome via email (successful and unsuccessful).

If you require further information on the Local History Grants Program or assistance submitting your application, please email


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:  

Progress Reports

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.

Project Variation

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.

Download the Project Completion Report and Accountability Statement.

Acknowledgements Advice

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. 

Download the Acknowledgement Advice and Vic Gov and PROV Logos


If you require further information on the Local History Grants Program please email

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples