Cottage by the Sea Preserves Local History with Victorian History Grant

14 September 2023

In recognition of their commitment to the preserving rich and unique history of the Queenscliff community, Cottage by the Sea has been selected as a recipient of the Victorian Government's Local History Grants Program.

Cottage by the Sea has received a grant of $1,526.80 for their project of ‘archiving Cottage by the Sea historical camp program documents’. This initiative aims to contribute to the ongoing legacy of recording Victoria's unique and fascinating history.

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing its support for the preservation and celebration of Victoria's local history with $423,000 to be provided for the next round of the Local History Grants Program and Victorian Community History Awards. This announcement coincides with the unveiling of the 2022/23 round of Local History Grant recipients.

Administered by Public Record Office Victoria, these programs play a crucial role in providing substantial contributions and recognition for history projects throughout the State.

The 2022-23 round of funding sees a total of 42 community groups being awarded grants, a testament to the vitality of Victoria's local history initiatives.

Other noteworthy recipients include Bidwell First Nations Clans Aboriginal Corporation, the Melbourne Athenaeum, and the Ballarat and District Irish Association for their respective projects in heritage preservation, digital storytelling, and historical research.

The Victorian Community History Awards, a collaborative effort between Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria, have been a cornerstone of historical recognition since 1998.

These awards encompass a variety of categories, culminating in the prestigious Victorian Premier's History Award, which offers a grant of $5,000. The call for entries for the 2023 awards will open soon, inviting all history enthusiasts to contribute to the ongoing narrative of Victoria's past.

For further information about these initiatives, eligibility criteria, and application details, please visit

Quote attributable to Member for Bellarine Alison Marchant MP

“The Local History Grants Program is all about supporting our local historians and community groups. I am delighted Cottage by the Sea has received this grant which will showcase and share our rich local history with generations to come.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Government Services Danny Pearson

“It’s important that we preserve our past and celebrate our history – it helps guide the way forward.”

“Grants and awards recognise the amazing work that local groups and historians are doing every day and we’re proud to support them.”