September 8, 2023


In recognition of their commitment to preserving the rich and unique history of the Taradale community, the Taradale Historical Group has been selected as a recipient of the Victorian Government's Local History Grants Program.

The Taradale Historical Group has received a grant of $2,798 for their Archive Storage Replacement project. This initiative aims to contributing to the ongoing legacy of recording Victoria's unique and fascinating history.

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support for the preservation and celebration of Victoria's local history with $423,000 to be provided for the next round of the Local History Grants Program and Victorian Community History Awards.

This announcement coincides with the unveiling of the 2022/23 round of Local History Grant recipients.Administered by Public Record Office Victoria, these programs play a crucial role in providing substantial contributions and recognition for history projects throughout the State.

The 2022-23 round of funding sees a total of 42 community groups being awarded grants, a testament to the vitality of Victoria's local history initiatives.Other noteworthy recipients include Bidwell First Nations Clans Aboriginal Corporation, the Melbourne Athenaeum, and the Ballarat and District Irish Association for their respective projects in heritage preservation, digital storytelling, and historical research.

The Victorian Community History Awards, a collaborative effort between Public Record OfficeVictoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, have been a cornerstone of historical recognition since 1998.

These awards encompass a variety of categories, culminating in the prestigious Victorian Premier's History Award, which offers a grant of $5,000. The call for entries for the 2023awards will open soon, inviting all history enthusiasts to contribute to the ongoing narrative of Victoria's past.

For further information about these initiatives, eligibility criteria, and application details,please visit

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“The Local History Grants Program is all about supporting our local historians and community groups. I am delighted the Taradale Historical Group has received this grant which will showcase and share our rich local history with generations to come."

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