Ap­ply for lo­cal his­tory grant

Benalla Ensign - - Victorian State Election 2018 -

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

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