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Local History Grants Program

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.

Applications are for the 2015-16 round are now CLOSED

Recipients for the 2015-16 round are still being finalised, all applicants will be notified in writing as to the outcome of their application in due course.

(To access a submitted application visit the Grants Online Login page.)

To stay up to date about opening dates for the 2016-17 round, please subscribe to the Grants and Awards mailing list

Information for applicants

The application process has changed since previous years – all applications must now be submitted online.

The online form must be completed by a person authorised to submit the application on behalf of the applicant organisation. The online system allows applications to be saved at any stage and completed later. We recommend that applicants start the process early to allow sufficient time to obtain necessary supporting documents.

Applicants will need to register as a user in order to ‘Save as Draft’ or ‘Submit’ an application form. If you are already a Grants Online registered user, you will be directed to enter your username and password. If you are not a Grants Online registered user, you will be directed to create a username and password.

Before you start, we strongly recommend you read the Application Guidelines which have been created to support your application.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

Need help?

If you require further information or assistance submitting your application, please call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 on any weekday between 8.30am and 5.00pm (except Public Holidays) or email

Already received funding from a previous round?

All successful Local History Grants awarded funding are required to complete the following reporting in accordance with their grants Agreement. All reports are provided in word format.

  • Progress Reports

These reports should be completed at six month intervals after receipt of funding for the duration of the project. Click on the link to download the Progress Report.

  • Project Variation

Requests for project variations (timeframes, products, budget etc.) can be made via the Project Variation Form.

  • Final Report and Accountability Statement

A final report and accountability statement must be completed once the project has concluded. It includes details of what items or services were purchased with the funds and the events or programs it supported. Where your organisation has been Fund Managed or auspiced, the authorised contact officer from that organisation will be required to sign the expenditure statement. Click on the link to download the Project Completion Report.

  •  Acknowledgements Advice

Projects should (where possible) acknowledge the support of the Victorian Government by displaying or printing the Victorian Government and Public Record Office Victoria logos, and including a written acknowledgement. Click on the links to download the Acknowledgements Advice and the Vic Gov and PROV Logos

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Further information


See sample projects