Apply for local history grant
Community groups across Benalla and the Euroa electorate could have the opportunity to put their hands up for funding through The Local History Grants Program.
State Member for Euroa Steph Ryan is encouraging groups to apply for a share of $350 000 in funding for projects that preserve and share stories from our past.
Applications are now open for grants of up to $15 000 through the Public Record Office’s Local History Grants Program to assist local projects that preserve and share stories of our region.
‘‘These grants aim to support local historical groups planning or currently working on projects within the Euroa electorate,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘The Euroa electorate has a vibrant history with many important stories to share and preserve for generations to come.
‘‘I encourage all local historical societies, schools, sporting clubs and specialist interest groups to apply for this grant to help share their stories.’’
Projects previously supported through the local history grants include the digitisation and preservation of newspapers, virtual exhibitions and websites, filmmaking and playwriting, historical walks and the restoration of historical costumes.
Ms Ryan said the diversity of past successful projects highlighted how important it was to preserve our local history for future generations to enjoy.
The Local History Grants Program is now open to all not-for-profit community groups.
Applications close at 5 pm on December 18.
● For further information or to apply, visit: https://www.prov.vic.gov.au/community/grantsand-awards