The VHRF is always looking to increase the reach of our service and welcomes new Councils to join the VHRF to administer their restoration/conservation funding grant program.
The VHRF Values:
- To be a leader in innovative heritage investment
- To facilitate heritage-led investment into historic townships
- To ensure best-practice heritage conservation work
VHRF operations and funds are overseen by a Committee of Management comprising representatives of the participating Councils, Heritage Victoria, the Heritage Council of Victoria, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).
VHRF is administered by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and their services include secretariat support to VHRF, financial administration of all funds under control, expert assessment and advice on all grant applications, grant administration services and VHRF website maintenance. Administration has been undertaken for VHRF (previously MHRF) by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) since 2010.
Funding Model for Councils
Each Council provides an annual amount of between $40,000 and $200,000 to put towards grants within their municipality plus a nominal fee towards VHRF administration.
The administration fee charged starts at a base rate of $10,000 fee for up to $50,000 for grants, $15,000 admin fee for between $50,000 and $120,000 grants funding and $20,000 fee for between $120,000 and $200,000 grants funding.