Friday, July 19, 2024

New funding to get Victorian libraries moving

Victorian Minister for Local Government, Melissa Horne, has today opened applications for the Government’s $2.2 million Living Libraries Infrastructure Program to improve libraries across the state.

The Minister said grants between $10,000 and $200,000 are available in this funding round.

“Through the Living LibrariesInfrastructure Program, we are ensuring more Victorians all across our state can access library services,” said Ms Horne.

“I encourage councils and regional library corporations to apply for these grants so they can deliver more programs and services to local communities.”

She said the new programs and facilities will support communities in Melbourne and regional Victoria, with funding available for mobile library vans to provide public library services to remote communities.

The mobile library van for Hindmarsh Shire Council – supported by the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program – visits kinders, daycares, schools, aged care facilities and home care clients, providing important services for Victorians who need them most.

The Government has invested more than $47.1 million dollars over the last eight years into 120 library infrastructure projects, with a total project cost of $345.8 million.

Applications for these grants are open until 28 March. For more information on the program and this year’s guidelines, visit

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