It seems to be the season for history grants, and now it is South Australia’s turn, as the South Australian History Fund  grants for 2012-13 are now open.

This annual fund, which totals $35,000 in funding from the Government of South Australia and is administered by History SA, has three categories:

– Projects
– Publications
– Research

The PROJECT GRANTS support South Australian community history initiatives that either:

– Interpret aspects of South Australia’s history
– Preserve the evidence of this history
– Make this evidence accessible to the public.

The PUBLICATION GRANTS are available to support well-researched, well-written, skilfully edited and well-designed publications focusing on South Australian history, and in particular with a regional, local or specialist focus.

And the RESEARCH GRANTS support substantial original research that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge about or understanding of South Australian history.

Applications for all categories are invited from incorporated South Australian historical societies, National Trust branches, community history museums, local councils and voluntary organisations.

Unincorporated organisations may be eligible if an incorporated organisation is willing to sponsor their application. For instance, organisations may make applications under the umbrella of local public libraries, community arts organisations or local government.

Individual historians may apply for publication grants and research grants. Applications for research grants are also invited from professional historians, tertiary institutions or other organisations. It is anticipated that most applicants to the SAHF will be based in South Australia but applicants from outside the State, who are working on South Australian history, will be considered. (State and Federal government agencies and museums are not eligible).

Guidelines and application form is available from the South Australian Community History website

For more information please contact: History SA reception on (08) 8203 9888 or

Applications for the South Australian History Grants close on Monday 30 July 2012