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 has now closed to applications. Recipients will be announced later in the year and a new round of funding will open for applications late 2020.
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:
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.
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.
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.