Last updated:

November 24, 2022

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 2022-2023

Applications for the Local History Grants Program 2022-2023 will open on Monday 5 December 2022 and close at midnight on Monday 30 January 2023.  The Application Form will be available from 5 December 2022. 

 

Local History Grants Program 2021-2022

On 20 July 2022 Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson announced the 40 projects that will share in $350,000 as part of the Local History Grants program run by Public Record Office Victoria to support community and history organisations to preserve, record and share Victoria’s local history.

Congratulations to this year's recipients.

View the full list of Local History Grants being awarded here. 

View the Minister's media release here. 
 

Need help?

If you require further information on the Local History Grants Program, please email grants@prov.vic.gov.au.
 

The Local History Grants Program is supported by the Victorian Government through the Community Support Fund. 

 

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

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples should be aware the collection and website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting.

PROV provides advice to researchers wishing to access, publish or re-use records about Aboriginal Peoples.