Gippsland South The Nationals Grants

Local history grants now open

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is encouraging local community groups to apply for grants for projects that preserve and share stories of our region.

Mr O’Brien said that grants of up to $15,000 are available under the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants Program

“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.

“Gippsland South is a wonderful electorate with a rich history that deserves to be remembered.

“As The Nationals celebrate our centenary year this year I have been reminded of the importance of knowing our local past.

“I encourage our local 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.”

Applications for the Local History Grants Program are now open, closing at 5pm on 31 January 2017.

For further information or to apply visit http://prov.vic.gov.au/community-programs/grants-awards/local-history-grants

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