Living Heritage Program

Safeguarding and reactivating our heritage

Victoria's heritage is rich and diverse with more than 2,325 State significant heritage places and objects on the Victorian Heritage Register. These contribute to the liveability of Victoria and provide a wide range of economic, social and other benefits.

The Living Heritage Program — included in the Victorian Budget 2015-16 — will provide $30 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate the State's key heritage resources.

The Program includes $7 million for a competitive community heritage grants program targeting 'at risk' State-listed heritage places.

Applications now closed

The first round of the competitive community heritage grants program closed on 7 November 2016. Applicants will be notified in February 2017.  There will be subsequent grant rounds in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Please read the Living Heritage Grants Program 2016 Guidelines (PDF 782.6 KB) carefully before preparing your application.

You will need to register as a user and you can save your application and return to it at anytime.

Funds of up to $200,000 per project will be available. Funding will be restricted to places and objects included on the Victorian Heritage Register under the Heritage Act 1995.

Applications will be open to community and not-for profit organisations, Committees of Management under the Crown Land Reserves Act 1978 and local councils. Matched funding will also be available for places of worship, and in some instances, heritage places and objects in private ownership if a broader community benefit can be demonstrated.

More information

For further information, please email living.heritage@delwp.vic.gov.au or call (03) 9637 9951.

Page last reviewed on 29 November 2016

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