Applications are now open for the latest round of Living Heritage Grants as the Victorian Government takes action to safeguard the state’s rich history.
Labor Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said grants between $20,000 and $200,000 were available for eligible projects in Northern Victoria to restore at-risk places and objects included on the Victorian Heritage Register.
The Victorian Government’s Living Heritage Program is a $38.5 million investment over four years to deliver critical repair and restoration works that protect and reactivate state-listed heritage places.
The competitive community grants program is now in its fourth year after being established in 2016, and has funded a total of 92 projects since its inception.
Some key restoration projects have included Warracknabeal Town Hall, Tyntynder Homestead in Beverford, Barmah Punt near Echuca, Murtoa Grain Store, Buda House and Gardens in Castlemaine, and Psyche Bend Pumping station near Mildura.
Mark Gepp encouraged local councils, community and not-for-profit organisations, and Committees of Management in Northern Victoria region to apply for funding for projects that address the risk to the heritage place or object and demonstrate a benefit for the community.
Applications for Round 4 of the Living Heritage Grants Program close on Friday, 10 May 2019.
For more information on the Living Heritage Program visit: https://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/grants/living-heritage-program
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“Heritage enriches local communities and provides a sense of identity, I’m proud that we can deliver opportunities to safeguard these assets so that people can enjoy and reflect upon them for generations to come.”
“The Living Heritage Program is an investment in both the past and future of communities and will help ensure our heritage is preserved.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Planning Richard Wynne
“Through the living Heritage Program, the Victorian Government is delivering real action into protecting the many important historical treasures that can be found all over the state.”