About the Program
The Living Heritage Program was launched in 2016 and will provide $38.5 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate Victoria’s key heritage resources.
The program includes $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 is provided to support projects that address the risk to the place or object and that deliver and demonstrate benefits for the community.
Round 4 - Opens Monday 4 March
The fourth round for the Living Heritage Grants Program competitive community heritage grants program opens on Monday 4 March 2019 and closes on Friday 10 May 2019 at 5pm.
The eligibility criteria is outlined in the 2019 Program Guidelines.
- that the heritage place or object is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register
- is 'publicly accessible;' is for 'eligible conservation projects'
- that the applicant is 'eligible' to apply.
Please note that places of worship, private owners and commercial businesses are required to match grant funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Other eligibility criteria apply. To find out if you are eligible and what types of projects may be funded, consult the Guidelines and FAQs.
Grants of between $20,000 and $200,000 are available per project, per application round.
How to Apply
Applications for Round 4 of the program will open on March 4 2019. The portal to the online application form above will open on this date.
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: email@example.com
Program opens: Monday 4 March 2019
Program closes: Friday 10 May 2019
Documents 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:
View successful grants
- Round 1 Community Heritage Grants Stream Successful Projects (PDF, 640.9 KB)
- Round 2 Community Heritage Grants Stream Successful Projects (PDF, 1.2 MB)
- Final Round 3 Successful Projects Summary 2018-19 (PDF, 1.1 MB)
- Major Building Program Projects (2016-17 to 2017-18) (PDF, 406.4 KB)
- Major Building Program Projects (2017-18 to 2018-19) (PDF, 313.9 KB)