Grant Auspice opportunities for OHV members

Grant Auspice opportunities for OHV members

Want to apply for a grant but you’re not eligible because you aren’t incorporated? OHV can help!

Individuals and unincorporated groups, associations and cooperatives, are usually ineligible to receive government grants. A solution to this is to have an eligible organisation, such as OHV, act as an auspice.

In this capacity, a grant application can be made under OHV as an auspice, and grant monies would be managed on your behalf.

OHV has decided to trial this service to its members in response to recent approaches by members who would be otherwise ineligible.

If you would like OHV to consider acting as an auspice for you or your organization, please write to us at a minimum of 4 weeks before the closing date, providing full details of the intended grant opportunity and a near-complete draft of the application.

2017 Innovation Award Winners

At an Awards ceremony on 26 October the four shortlisted applicants presented their projects, all of which are fine examples of innovative projects that are working with memories to make histories with contemporary relevance. Here are the two winners and the two other shortlisted projects.

Winner, Community Innovation Award

Stephanie Arnold (freelance cellist, in collaboration with Dr Robert Davidson, and interviewees), Across the Water

Winner, Education Innovation Award

Way Back When Consulting Historians, History Detectives: Mornington Peninsula Oral History Intergenerational Project


Fitzroy History Society, The Life and Times of Fitzroy from 1960s

Martin Richardson, Paynesville Neighbourhood Centre, Paynesville Memories


For more information about the each specific project and previous winners, please visit our OHV Awards page.