Two central Victorian cemeteries will complete important projects thanks to a state government grant.
Castlemaine Public Cemetery Trust and Guildford Cemetery are two of more than 70 Victorian cemetery trusts to receive funding through the latest round of the Cemetery Grants Program.
The program has distributed $750,000 with $7000 going to Castlemaine to enclose a drain at its site and $2530 going to Guildford Cemetery for digital mapping and database work
Bendigo West MP Maree Edwards said the funding helps cemeteries, many of which are volunteer run, continue to function as peaceful and welcoming places of remembrance for the whole community.
"These grants provide local cemeteries with an opportunity to get those much-needed upgrades," she said.
"Providing the Central Victorian community with a peaceful place to see their loved ones is a meaningful way to preserve their memory, and this funding will help provide this."
"Improving accessibility in cemeteries will allow all members of our community to pay their respects to those no longer with us."
Applications for round two of the Cemetery Grants Program are now open.
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