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 2018-2019

Applications are now open for the 2018-2019 Round of the Local History Grants Program.


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Applications close midnight, Tuesday 18 December 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Before starting, we strongly recommend that you read the Application Guidelines which provide important information about the eligibility criteria. A list of the Frequently Asked Questions is also available here.

The online application form must be completed by a person authorised to submit the grant on behalf of the applicant organisation.

Grants Online User Registration
The online process allows applications to be saved and completed at a later time. You will be required to register as a Grants Online 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. It is recommended that applicants start the process early to allow sufficient time to obtain necessary supporting documents. 

Need help?
If you require further information on the Local History Grants Program or assistance submitting your application, please call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 on any weekday between 8.30am and 5.00pm (except Public Holidays) or email

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Please Note: As the Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 24 November 2018, the Victorian Government will assume a caretaker role from 6pm on 30 October 2018 until such time that either it becomes clear that the incumbent government will be returned, or when a new government is commissioned. In line with the caretaker conventions, the incoming government will determine whether to proceed with this grant process and award the grants after the caretaker period. Applicants should be aware that:

  • all information about this grant process represents the position of the current government only, and is subject change; and
  • the incoming government may decide to not proceed with this grant process.


2017-2018 Grant Recipients Announced

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's round of local history grants. 

Special Minister of State Gavin Jennings announced the 2017-2018 Local History Grant recipients on 28 May 2018. For a copy of Mr Jennings’ announcement see the Local History Grants 2017-2018 media release. View the full list of Local History Grant Recipients for 2017-2018. All applicants have now been advised in writing as to the outcome of their application.


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