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 Development and Funding Program.

  • 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

Digitisation Grants 2022

This grant round run in the first half of 2022 is supporting nine great projects. Click here to see what they are.

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 2022-23 SAHF grant round will open on 15 July and close on 21 August.  Please follow the links below to access the grant guidelines, FAQs, useful tips for applying to the SAHF and important information about the conditions of grants, payment and the grant acquittal process.

SAHF grants allocated in the last three years:

SAHF 2021-22

SAHF 2020-21

SAHF 2019-2020

Museums and Collections (MaC) Grants

MaC Projects grants round 6 opens on 9 September and closes 23 October 2022. 

MaC round 6 guidelines

Projects grants apply here

Please note that MaC grants are available only to community history organisations that are members of the MaC Program. MaC Project grants are assessed and approved after each grant stage and MaC Small grants are approved on a rolling basis.

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 among other benefits.

MaC Projects Round 5 (stage 1)

MaC Projects Round 4

MaC Projects Round 3

MaC Projects Round 2

MaC Small Grants (May 2019 to September 2020)