About the Program

The Living Heritage Program was launched in 2016 to provide funding to safeguard and reactivate Victoria’s key heritage resources.

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.

A budget boost of $20.5 million in the 2019-20 State Budget brings the total Living Heritage Program fund to $60 million. The boost adds close to $9 million for a competitive community heritage grants program targetting "at risk" State-listed heritage places, adding to the $9.25 million already provided. The program is running to 2023.

Round 5 opens early 2020

The fourth round for the Living Heritage Grants Program competitive community heritage grants program closed on 10 May 2019.  Successful recipients of Round 4 grants have been announced.  For information on the successful  Round 4 projects refer to the document linked below. 

Round 5 is scheduled to open in early 2020.

Program details

How are applications assessed?

Heritage grants are assessed against the published 2019 Program Guidelines and awarded through a competitive process.

Can I get feedback on my grant application?

Yes. contact the Living Heritage Grants team on:

☎  Phone: (03) 7022 6380
✉  Email: living.heritage@delwp.vic.gov.au

Living Heritage Grants Program - Round 5

Round 4 of the Living Heritage Grants Program closed in May 2019.  

Round 5 is expected to open in early 2020.  

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

☎  Phone: (03) 7022 6380
✉  Email: living.heritage@delwp.vic.gov.au

Relevant Dates

Round 4 program closed: Friday 10 May 2019

Round 5 program:  expected to open early 2020.

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: