Libraries grants open


The state government is supporting local libraries, including those in Wyndham, to deliver more programs and spaces, upgrade facilities and provide mobile library vans.

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

Grants between $10,000 and $200,000 are available in this Living Libraries Infrastructure Program funding round.

The state government said public libraries are about much more than books. They deliver services like cyber safety education and free internet access, supporting the community to work, study and keep in touch with loved ones.

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 Government has invested money into 120 library infrastructure projects over the last eight years.

Applications for these grants are open until March 28.

For more information on Living Libraries Infrastructure Program and this year’s guidelines, visit

Local Government Minister Melissa Horne said, “Through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, we are ensuring more Victorians all across our state can access library services.

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