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History Trust of South Australia announces opening latest round of grants to support research, promotion and sharing of South Australia’s history

History Trust of South Australia’s annual grants program is now open with more than $70,000 available as part of the South Australian History Fund grants program.

The South Australian History Fund supports community and individual projects, publications and research that contribute to the knowledge, understanding and sharing of South Australia’s rich history, by providing up to $5,000 from a total grant fund of about $70,000 annually.

Previous recipients include the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre, Port Adelaide branch of the National Trust, authors John Berger and Carol Grbich as well as Adelaide historian Professor Kay Whitehead.

History Trust of South Australia CEO Greg Mackie OAM says the History Trust is dedicated to building the evidence of our state’s rich and fascinating past and making it accessible to all.

“Supporting the extensive community history network and researchers to explore and present South Australia’s unique stories is at the heart of the South Australian History Fund and is a key aspect of the History Trust of South Australia ‘giving the past a future – now!’”, he said. 

In addition to the South Australian History Fund, the History Trust also manages the Museums and Collections grant program. Together, these programs progressively add to knowledge of, and support research into, South Australia’s history.

The MaC fund supports museums and collecting organisations who participate in the History Trust’s Museums and Collections Standards and Funding Program with grants available of up to $20,000 from a total grant fund of around $300,000 each year.

Grant applications for the South Australian History Fund are open from now until midnight on Sunday 5 September. Visit history.sa.gov.au/grants for more information.

Chloe Svaikauskas

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