History Trust Grant Funds

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

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. Please take a look at the grant fund guidelines and get in touch with the History Trust if you have any questions about eligibility or the project you wish to apply for.

The SAHF grant round for 2020-21 closed on 24 August and is in the process of assessment.  

You can see the information from the 2020-21 round here.

Museums and Collections (MaC) Grants

MaC Projects round 4 is underway.   Applications are in for the first closing date of this round (9 November) and will be assessed and notified early next month. Applications for the second closing date of this round (15 March 2021) will be accepted after that time.

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.

Please get in touch with the History Trust’s community history officers if your organisation is not yet a member of MaC and you would like to explore joining the network. MaC is for all community history collecting organisations large or small. You must be a member of MaC to apply for MaC grants.

MaC Small grants are open now through until end November 2020. Access the application guidelines here and apply online here.

MaC project grants are approved up to three times per year and MaC Small grants are approved on a rolling basis.

MaC Projects Round 3

MaC Projects Round 2

MaC Small Grants (May 2019 to September 2020)