History & Heritage grants awarded

A historical photo showing two women in a horse-drawn cart in front of a building. The side of the building reads

Our community is shaped by its history and heritage. History and heritage activities enrich our lives by allowing us to share our stories and learn about the past while also informing the future. This, in turn, can benefit our health and well-being, improve our knowledge and skills, foster connections, and bring us joy.

Small grants of up to $600 are available annually through our History & Heritage Grant Program to support history and/or heritage activities in Nillumbik Shire.

2022-23 recipients

Each recipient received a $600 History & Heritage Grant to fund history and/or heritage activities within Nillumbik.

Eltham District Historical Society

Activity Support
Assistance to fund Eltham District Historical Society activities.

Eltham Fire Brigade

Eltham Fire Brigade Honour Boards
The creation of honour rolls to show the names of senior members of the Eltham Fire Brigade since 1926.

Friends of Kangaroo Ground War Memorial and Park

Kangaroo Ground War Memorial Park Promotional Activities
Support participation in Remembrance Day and Anzac Day services, and support ongoing care and maintenance of the park.

Greensborough Historical Society

Internet Connection
Upgrade of internet to 4G to support access to online resources essential for the Society's research.

Mudbrick Architecture

Nillumbik Mudbrick Heritage Virtual Tour Website
Website to browse images and stories of iconic mudbrick sites in the Shire, as a COVID-safe experience exploring the heritage of this region.

Nillumbik Historical Society

Nillumbik and Diamond Creek History and Community Engagement
Assistance to fund distribution of quarterly newsletters, and engagement with local community groups, supporting their projects by providing historical information, documents and photographs.

Queenstown Cemetery Trust

Maintenance of Cemetery
Hire of tree pruning professionals.

St Andrews/Queenstown Historical Society

St Andrews Heritage Connections
Continued promotion and sharing of stories within the district of St Andrews and Nillumbik Shire.

Yarrambat Historical Society and Yarrambat Heritage Museum

Activity Support
Publication and launch of the 'Otto Rupp' book, bringing the story of local land sub-division to the community as detailed by one of Yarrambat's early settlers.