Volunteering Innovation Fund
A couple of months ago our friends in the Heritage team at Parks Victoria alerted us to a grant opportunity that they thought we should apply for. This grant is a little different from normal grants however as the majority of the funding is awarded to the projects that receive the largest public support from Victorian Residents.
Consequently we put together a grant application for $23,000 to enable us to digitally capture 20 iconic huts of the Victorian High Country and publish them online for everyone to explore.
A couple of trial huts were done last year and you can explore these models here (they include some NSW, ACT and Victorian Huts):
or you can jump straight into the virtual Wallace Hut here
Should we be successful in obtaining this funding we will have 12 months to purchase the equipment, recruit some volunteers, do some training and then get out and collect these samples for at least 20 huts throughout the high country.
We would love you to support our project by voting for it on the Engage Victoria Website https://engage.vic.gov.au/volunteeringinnovationfund
Voting requires you to choose the 3 projects you wish to vote for and is open to Victorian Residents (Sorry to our ACT and NSW friends) and voting online requires a unique email address.
If you do not have a unique email address, contact the Volunteering Innovation Fund team to submit your three votes. You can still read about all of the projects on Engage Vic to inform your decision.
You can contact the Volunteering Innovation Fund directly to vote should you not be able to do it online by email to VolunteeringFund@parks.vic.gov.au or via phone on 1300 375 323.
Should you have an interest in assisting us with the 3d scanning should the project proceed, you can express your interest directly to me via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VHCHA 2022 Calendar
We would also love to see your submissions for our 2022 Calendar. Please see the flyer here and forward any submissions via email to email@example.com
I hope you are all well and looking forward to getting back out into the high country when restrictions allow.