About the Program

The Living Heritage Program was launched in 2016 to provide $38.5 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate Victoria’s key heritage resources.

The program included $8.5 million for a competitive community heritage grants program targeting “at risk” State-listed heritage places. The Program aims to enable owners and managers to undertake necessary conservation works to address the needs of their heritage place or object, and in doing so, support the ongoing and sustainable use of our most significant heritage assets.

Funding has been provided to support projects that address the risk to the place or object and that deliver and demonstrate benefits for the community.

Round 4 is closed

The fourth round for the Living Heritage Grants Program competitive community heritage grants program closed on 10 May 2019.

Program details

What is the status of my grant application?

After the successful applications have been approved, all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by letter.  It is anticipated that successful applications will be announced from August 2019.  Please refer to the indicative time frame provided in the 2019 Program Guidelines.

How will applications be assessed?

Heritage grants are awarded through a competitive process.  Once the application round has closed, all applications will be assessed against eligibility and assessment criteria outlined in the 2019 Guidelines.

Living Heritage Grants Program - Round 4

Round 4 of the Living Heritage Grants Program has now closed.

Please feel free to contact the Living Heritage Grants Program team at Heritage Victoria if you have any queries on:

☎  Phone: (03) 9938 6870
✉  Email: living.heritage@delwp.vic.gov.au

Relevant Dates

Program opened: Monday 4 March 2019

Program closed: Friday 10 May 2019

Resources for Successful Applicants

All successful applicants will need to enter into a Victorian Common Funding Agreement (VCFA) with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

It is recommended that you read the Sample Funding Agreement (PDF, 235.5 KB) and the Funding Agreement Standard Terms and Conditions (PDF, 289.8 KB) before applying for funding.

Throughout the course of your funded project, you will need to report back to the Department regarding timelines, progress and expenditure. Our optional reporting templates can be viewed below:

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