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

South Australian History Fund (SAHF)

The 2024-25 SAHF grant round will be open for applications on 1 July and close on 7 August 2024. The following documents from the previous grant round provides general information about the SAHF grant program.  Guidelines for the 2024-25 grant round will be published in mid-June 2024.  Please note that they may differ from the documents shown here. You are welcome to enquire about the SAHF grant fund or discuss potential projects at any time just contact us

The History Trust warmly congratulates the 35 recipients of SAHF grants allocated in the 2023-24 grant round. SAHF 2023-24

There were 81 submissions to the SAHF from a wide range of applicants including community organisations, local government, individuals, historical groups and established and emerging historians. Funding was sought for diverse projects including publications, oral history, original research, interpretation projects, conservation, creative history projects, collections digitisation and digital access projects.

The 35 projects selected for funding this year reflect a broad scope of SA history including social and environmental history, sport, the Holocaust, war, women’s and First Nations histories. Both locally specific as well as wider reaching state and national themes are represented. Project formats include film, digital collections, print and online publications, creation of research resources and oral histories. The range of topics and formats means that the selected project group has strong potential for positive community impacts.

SAHF 2023-24

SAHF 2022-23

SAHF 2021-22

Museums and Collections (MaC) Grants

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.

MaC Projects Round 8 part one will be open for applications on the 26 August and close on 2 October 2024.  MaC members will be notified when the round is opening.  The following documents from the previous grant round provides general information about the MaC grant program.  Guidelines for MaC Project Round 8 will be published in mid-August 2024.

MaC Projects Round 7 Guidelines & Conditions

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. You can see what grants have been allocated in recent years by clicking on the links below.

MaC Projects Round 7 (part two)

MaC Projects Round 7 (part one)

MaC Projects Round 6 (stage 2)

MaC Projects Round 6 (stage 1)

MaC Small Grants

Digitisation Grants 2022

Click here to see list of projects this grant fund supported.