One of the great strengths in this region is our heritage and many of us are involved in organisations working hard to restore, preserve and protect historical treasures.
The National Library of Australia has officially opened its Community Heritage Grant program for 2018.
Organisations can apply for up to $15,000 to assist in preserving cultural heritage collections of national significance. Not-for-profit organisations, such as historical societies, regional museums, public libraries and indigenous organisations, are encouraged to apply.
A wide range of activities may qualify for this grant. Guidelines and application form are available at nla.gov.au/chg/guidelines
The grant round closes on May 7 and I encourage every associated group in the Bendigo electorate to apply.