In a move that will serve to preserve and share stories from the state’s diverse range of multicultural associations and communities, the Victorian government are inviting community groups to apply for grants of amounts up to $15,000.
A total of $350,000 in grants have been set aside by the Baillieu government for not-for-profit groups including schools, historical societies, sporting clubs and multicultural groups, in a effort to capture and preserve the stories that make up Victoria’s rich social tapestry.
Launching the initiative, Victorian Premier and Minister for the Arts Ted Baillieu described individual groups will be eligible to win up to $15,000 in grants to support their activities.
“The Local History Grants program provide grants to support a diverse range of projects, including exhibitions and multimedia projects, publications, oral histories and the digitisation or preservation of vital historical items,” Mr Baillieu said.
The program aim to enable community members to engage and connect with their histories as well as making sure cultural resources are available to future generations, the Premier added.
Applications for the Local History Grants Program are open now, and close on Monday 12 November 2012. For further information or to apply visit:….