The state government is supporting community and history organisations to capture Macedon’s diverse history, making it available for more people to discover and enjoy.

In the latest round of the Local History Grants, 40 projects shared in grants totalling $350,000 as part of the program run by Public Record Office Victoria. The aim of the program is to support community and history organisations to preserve, record and share Victoria’s local history.

A successful applicant was Kate Lawrence from the Macedon Ranges Shire. In association with Central Highlands Broadcasting Inc, she was awarded $8,400 for a project to document the oral history of the Victorian Women’s Football League. Successful projects across the state are helping to make Victoria’s history accessible to everyone in the community through interactive online exhibitions, podcasts, e-books, history apps and oral histories. The Local History Grants program is supported by the state government through the Community Support Fund.

Director and Keeper of Public Records, Justine Heazlewood, said “Public Record Office Victoria is delighted to support these projects and the fantastic work of local historians through our Local History Grants.”

The next round of the Local History Grants Program will be opening later in 2022. More information and a full list of the successful grant recipients for 2021/22 is available at the website of the Public Records Office Victoria.