Last updated:

September 28, 2017

Recipients of the 2016-2017 Local History Grant Program have been awarded. 


Abbotsford Convent Foundation

Awarded $14,918.00

Saved: A History of the Abbotsford Convent


Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society     

Awarded $3,971.00

Historical display signs and display case 


Ballarat Tramway Museum        

Awarded $8,000.00

Interpretation of Ballarat's heritage trams and their role in the community          


Benalla Historical Society Inc    

Awarded $14,500.00

Digitisation of Benalla "Standard" Newspapers  


Benalla Migrant Camp Inc

Awarded $9,500.00        

Benalla Migrant Camp 1949-1967 Digital Storytelling Project        


Boolarra and District Historical Society Inc          

Awarded  $6,500.00

Boolarra Museum Display Renewal         


Brighton Historical Society Inc  

Awarded $10,630.00

Brighton Historical Society Costume Collection Project   


Cann River Community Centre 

Awarded $750.00

Cann River Local History Project               


Charlton Traffic Safety Education Centre as part of Charlton College      

Awarded $1,730.00

Redeveloping and promoting the Charlton "Bill's Trough"             


ChillOut Daylesford Inc

Awarded $14,200.00

ChillOut Daylesford History: Conserving a Collection & Sharing Stories    


Chiltern Athenaeum Trust          

Awarded $8,405.00

Treasures Revealed, Treasures Preserved: Chiltern Athenaeum Museum Collection       


Collective of Self Help Groups (COSHG) Inc       

Awarded $4,270.45

Picturing Social Justice - Posters from the 80s and 90s    


Darebin Creek Management Committee Inc      

Awarded $3,267.00

Napier Waller Artist History Board           


Daylesford & District Historical Society Inc         

Awarded $7,500.00

Remembering Daylesford's Three Lost Children Tragedy after 150 years               


Dunkeld Museum Inc   

Awarded $10,000.00

Dunkeld Historical Town Walk   


Echuca Historical Society Inc     

Awarded $14,927.22

Digitised Archiving of Riverine Herald 1998 - July 2005     


Hobsons Bay Libraries  

Awarded $1,345.00

Explore Hobsons Bay Heritage Tours App             


Hustlers Reef Reserve Advisory Committee      

Awarded $10,000.00

Reef Quartz Gold Miners Heritage Trail 


King Valley Tourism Association              

Awarded $4,450.00

The Spirit of Salts            


Korowa Anglican Girls' School  

Awarded $2,758.80

Korowa Anglican Girls' School Heritage Trail        


Kyneton Contemporary Inc        

Awarded $9,220.00

Public View: A Creative Exploration into Kyneton's Past


Latin Stories Australia  

Awarded $14,997.00

From Latin American Stories to Victorian History: Building Bridges            


Longwarry & District History Group Inc

Awarded $3,490.00

Longwarry and District History Group Website Development      


Maldon Museum & Archives Association Inc     

Awarded $3,000.00

Our Stories: A Brief Social History of Maldon       


Mallacoota & District Historical Society Inc        

Awarded $7,310.00

Purchase display cases for collection items          


Mordialloc College Alumni Association (MCAA) Inc       

Awarded $5,480.00

Mordialloc College Alumni Association Digitisation and Preservation Project        


Moreland City Football (Soccer) Club    

Awarded $3,400.00

Displaying our Soccer (and Victorian immigration) history project             


Murrindindi Shire Council          

Awarded $5,000.00

The cultural memoir of Taungurung Elder, Uncle Roy Patterson 


My World is Round        

Awarded $2,854.00

Recording of oral history of Victorian "Soccer" migrants


Nepean Historical Society Inc   

Awarded $4,840.00

Investigating the 1803 Collins Settlement Burial Sites      


Nillumbik Shire Council               

Awarded $12,575.00

Nillumbik Heritage Digital Guide               


Nyora & District Development Association

Awarded $3,930.00

Preserving the History of Nyora


Oakleigh City Band Inc

Awarded $3,480.00

Bandstand Beauties: building a history of Victorian Bandstands and their music 


Otway Districts Historical Society Inc

Awarded $2,336.00

Otways Coverlet research and conservation project       


Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve Working Group

Awarded $2,039.00

Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve Archiving Project


Progressing Cobden Inc               

Awarded $13,650.00

Making History: Cobden Story (Stage 2)


Richmond & Burnley Historical Society Inc         

Awarded $5,334.00

Victoria's Earliest Potteries         


Societa' Isole Eolie        

Awarded $6,500.00

Aeolian Heritage and Archive Conservation Project         


Stawell Historical Society Inc    

Awarded $3,527.00

Glass Display Cabinets for the Stawell Historical Society's Museum          


The 1812 Theatre Ltd     

Awarded $5,000.00

The History of The 1812 Theatre               


The Boite           

Awarded $13,415.95

Sounds of Migration, a History Through Music   


The Kilmore & District Hospital               

Awarded $5,755.00

The Kilmore & District Hospital Appraisal of Historical Records Collection               


The Parkville Association Inc

Awarded $6,228.00

Parkville Heritage Walking Tours: Oral History Digitisation and App Development              


Torquay & District Historical Society     

Awarded $1,526.70

History Archives Library


Trafalgar Holden Museum         

Awarded $9,522.00

Holden Army Work Boat Restoration


Upper Kiewa Valley Community Association Inc

Awarded $2,000.00

Interpretive Signage for the newly named Hydro Park in Mount Beauty            


Victoria University         

Awarded $12,066.73

Northland Rebel School Oral History       


Walpeup Memorial Hall Inc      

Awarded $530.00

Digitisation of Walpeup Memorial Hall Local History Memorabilia collection          


Weeroona Private Aboriginal Cemetery Committee of Management   

Awarded $7,100.46

The History of the Weeroona Private Aboriginal Cemetery (Weeroona Cemetery)           


Wonwondah Hall Volunteer Group       

Awarded $490.00

Reproduction of Wonwondah District Football Photos


Woods' Farming & Heritage Museum

Awarded $13,000.00

An environment to protect me from the elements in an gracious way    


Woomelang & District Historical Society

Awarded $2,650.00

Preserving our Past        


Yarra Plenty Regional Library    

Awarded $3,375.00

Whittlesea's Dark Past