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 2016-2017

Applications for the 2016-2017 round are now closed.


Information for applicants

The online Application Form will be linked to this page when the submission process re-opens in November. It must be completed by a person authorised to submit the application on behalf of the applicant organisation.

The online application process allows applications to be saved and completed at a later date. It is recommended that applicants start the process early to allow sufficient time to obtain necessary supporting documents.

Applicants will need to register as a user in order to ‘Save as Draft’ or ‘Submit’ an application form. If you are already a Grants Online registered user, you will be directed to enter your username and password when you ‘Save as Draft’ or ‘Submit’ the application. If you are not a Grants Online registered user, you will be directed to create a username and password when you ‘Save as Draft’ or ‘Submit’ the application.

Before you start, we strongly recommend you read the Application Guidelines which have been created to support your application and provide important information about eligibility criteria. We are currently updating the Application Guidelines which will be available when the new funding round opens.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available.

Need help?

If you require further information on the Local History Grants Program or assistance submitting your application, when the online application process is open, call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 on any weekday between 8.30am and 5.00pm (except Public Holidays) or please email us your enquiry by using this online contact form.

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:  

Progress Reports

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.

Project Variation

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.

Download the Project Completion Report and Accountability Statement.

Acknowledgements Advice

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. 

Download the Acknowledgement Advice and Vic Gov and PROV Logos