There is a total of $1.5 million on offer in this year's heritage grant round, with individual grants of up to $200,000 available.

The Living Heritage Grants Program was launched on the 8 August 2016 by the Minister for Planning Richard Wynne.

The Program supports the repair and conservation of 'at risk' heritage places and objects included in the Victorian Heritage Register.

Applications were sought from community and not-for-profit organisations, committees of management and local councils for funding for essential conservation works.

Matched funding is also available for places of worship and in some instances, heritage places and objects in private ownership, where a broader community benefit can be demonstrated.

Application details and guidelines are available online at:

This Grants Program, part of a broader $30 million funding boost by the Andrews Government to secure the future of many heritage places across Victoria, will be followed by rounds in 2017, 2018 and 2019.