Thursday, 28 September, 2017
LOCAL HISTORY PROJECTS AWARDED ACROSS VICTORIA
Local history groups and other organisations are set to share in grant funding from the Andrews Labor Government for community projects that preserve and share Victoria’s history for generations to come.
Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings, has today announced that fifty-three community groups will share in $345,000 worth of local history grants.
This year’s winning recipients included the Abbotsford Convent for the development of an historical book, the Brighton Historical Society to catalogue and photograph their costume collection, and the Ballarat Tramway Museum for an interpretation of their heritage trams and their role in the local community.
Other successful projects ranged from digitisation of historic newspapers to developing heritage town walks and recording of oral histories.
The funding is part of the annual Local History Grants Program which provides small grants to community organisations to support projects that preserve, record or publish Victorian local history.
The program is about putting our dedicated community organisations first, who do such a great job of collecting and preserving Victoria’s fascinating history.
Victoria’s diverse history is a real draw-card for visitors, with a total of 6.4 million people visiting a museum, gallery, heritage site or monument on their trip in the year ending March 2017. Over the past five years this has been growing at 5.7 per cent a year.
A full list of winning recipients is available on this website under Grants and Awards