Community groups are able to apply for a share in $350,000 in funding for projects that preserve and share stories from the past, according to Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
Mr Bull said this latest round of grants of up to $15,000 is available through the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants Program for projects that preserve and share stories of the region.
“These grants provide greater accessibility to Victoria’s history and aim to support a range of projects that share our history in innovative and engaging ways,” he said.
Projects that have been supported in the past through the Local History grants include the digitisation and preservation of newspapers, virtual exhibitions and websites, filmmaking and playwriting, historical walks and restoration of historical costumes.
“East Gippsland has a rich and diverse history and there are many important stories to share and preserve,” Mr Bull said.
“The Local History Grants Program is open to all not-for-profit community groups and I encourage historical societies, schools, sporting clubs and special interest groups to visit the Public Record Office website to find out more about the program and how it can support them to tell their story,” he said.
Applications for the Local History Grants Program are now open, closing at 5pm on January 31, 2017.
For further information or to apply visit http://prov.vic.gov.au/community-programs/grants-awards/local-history-grants
Friday, November 25, 2016