About the program

The Living Libraries Infrastructure Program (LLIP)  will provide $4.5 million to enable Victorian councils and regional library corporations to deliver new or renewed library infrastructure for their communities.  

The program aims to enable councils to continue to provide library facilities that meet the needs of communities and, in doing so, support the role of libraries in strengthening communities and encouraging opportunities for community participation.

Funding is provided to support projects that deliver and demonstrate benefits for the community and/or aim to improve engagement and access to learning opportunities.

Funding is available through two categories: minor works, and major works.


Grant Available*


$10,000 – $150,000


$150,001 – $750,000

*dependant on funding co-contributions as outlined in Table 1 in the guidelines

Who can apply for funding

All Victorian councils and regional library corporations are eligible to apply for funding.

Councils and regional library corporations that have not previously received funding through the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, or have received limited funding from the program are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Application to the 2017 funding round are now closed.

2017 Program guidelines

Living Libraries Infrastructure Program Guidelines 2017

More information

For further information on the Living Libraries Infrastructure Program, please contact:

Lorna Mathieson, Manager Capital Programs
03 9948 8563