Community groups are being encouraged to apply for grants relating to projects that preserve and share stories of our region.
Member for Euroa Steph Ryan said grants of up to $15000 are available under the Public Record Offices Local History Grants Program.
‘‘These grants provide greater accessibility to Victoria’s history and aim to support a range of projects that share our history in innovative and engaging ways,’’ Ms Ryan said.
Projects that have been supported in the past include the digitisation and preservation of newspapers, virtual exhibitions and websites, filmmaking and playwriting, historical walks and restoration of historical costumes.
‘‘There are many more stories to be told, mysteries to be solved and achievements to be commemorated and these grants are a wonderful way to make sure that history, which is so important to our identity, isn’t lost,’’ Ms Ryan said.
‘‘I encourage our local historical societies, schools, sporting clubs and special interest groups to visit the Public Record Office website to find out more about the program and how it can support them to tell their story.’’
Applications for the Local History Grants Program are now open, closing at 5pm on January 31.