Last updated:

November 7, 2019

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.


Local History Grants Program 2019-2020

The 2019-2020 round of Local History Grants will be open to applications Wednesday 6 November 2019, closing midnight 8 January 2020.

We will hold a Grants information session on Saturday 30 November. Click here to register. 


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Before starting, we strongly recommend that you read the Application Guidelines which provide important information about the eligibility criteria. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

The online application form must be completed by a person authorised to submit the grant on behalf of the applicant organisation.

Grants Online User Registration
The online process allows applications to be saved and completed at a later time. You will be required to register as a Grants Online 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 when you ‘Save as Draft’ or ‘Submit’ the application. If you are not a Grants Online registered user, you will be directed to create a username and password.
It is recommended that applicants start the process early to allow sufficient time to obtain necessary supporting documents. 

Need help?
If you require further information on the Local History Grants Program 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


Congratulations to last year's recipients

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018-2019 round of the Local History Grants Program (LHGP). The Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced the recipients on Wednesday 22 May 2019. For a copy of the announcement see the media release here. 

View the full list of Local History Grant recipients for 2018-19 here.


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