Last updated:

March 29, 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 2018-2019

Applications for the 2018-2019 Round of the Local History Grants Program have now closed.

It is anticipated that the Special Minister of State will announce successful projects sometime in the 2019-2020 financial year. All applicants will receive written notification as to the outcome of their application at this time.


2017-2018 Grant Recipients Announced

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017-2018 round of local history grants. 

Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced the recipients on 28 May 2018. For a copy of Mr Jennings’ announcement see the Local History Grants 2017-2018 media release. View the full list of Local History Grant Recipients for 2017-2018


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