History Trust Grant Funds

2021 grant round dates at a glance:

MaC Project Grants
Round 4 stage 3 OPEN Now Closes 17 May
Round 5 stage 1 Opens 10 September Closes 24 October
MaC Small Grants
2021 OPEN Now Closes 10 December
SAHF 2021-22 round Opens 23 July Closes 5 September

Among the key aims of The History Trust of South Australia is to keep building the evidence of our state’s rich and fascinating past and to make it accessible to all. We offer two annual grant programs that progressively add to South Australia’s history and bring it to life. These are the South Australian History Fund (SAHF) and Museums and Collections (MaC).  The SAHF supports community and individual projects, publications and research, while the MaC fund supports groups who participate in the MaC Standards and Funding Program.

Our guiding principles in delivering our grant programs are:

  • We champion South Australia’s history and make it accessible
  • We tell our stories locally and globally
  • We foster innovative research and engagement
  • We invest in emerging and established historians
  • We welcome and share diverse voices and stories

Museums and Collections (MaC) Grants

MaC Projects round 4 is underway.   Applications to stage 2 of the grant round closed on 15 March and are being assessed. Applications for stage 3 of this round are being accepted through until 17 May 2021.

Please note that MaC grants are available only to community history organisations that are members of the MaC Program.  You can see the guidelines here and apply online here.

You are welcome to get in touch with the History Trust’s community history officers if you would like to explore joining the network of MaC members. MaC is for all community history collecting organisations large or small. Becoming a member of MaC ensures you are eligible to apply for MaC grants.

MaC Small grants for 2021 are available between 1 February and 10 December 2021. Access the application guidelines here and apply online here.

MaC Project grants are assessed and approved after each grant stage and MaC Small grants are approved on a rolling basis.

MaC Projects Round 4

MaC Projects Round 3

MaC Projects Round 2

MaC Small Grants (May 2019 to September 2020)

South Australian History Fund (SAHF)

The SAHF is available to a wide variety of community organisations for small history projects and to individuals for publication and research projects. Enquiries are welcome throughout the year.

The SAHF grant round for 2020-21 has been notified. The list of successful projects is available here.

The next SAHF grant round is expected to run in June/July 2021. For reference you can see the information from the 2020-21 round below. Ahead of that grant round these documents will be updated.