The Nationals Gippsland South Grants Funding public record office History local history history grants

Grants available to preserve local history

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging local community organisations to put their hand up for a share in $350,000 of state funding, available for projects that preserve and share stories of local history.

The Local History Grants Program, which is managed by the Public Record Office Victoria, is currently accepting grant applications for up to $15,000.

Mr O’Brien said the grants were a great opportunity for local historical groups to inject some much-needed funding into their crucial projects.

“Local history is invaluable to our community and our local organisations do a great job of collecting and sharing our stories,” Mr O’Brien said.

“$15,000 can go a long way towards preserving our history and I’m strongly encouraging our local groups to get their applications in so our stories can be heard.”

Letters of support for grant applications can be obtained from Mr O’Brien by contacting his office on 03 5144 1987 with details of your project.

Applications close 8 January 2020 and can be submitted online at prov.vic.gov.au/community/grants-and-awards.

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