If you have a passion for preserving South Australia’s heritage, and have a project that you’d like to do, but need some funds to help you along the way, you’d better be quick as applications for grants from the Historical Society of South Australia close on Wednesday 31 October 2012.

In case you’re not aware, the Historical Society of South Australia (HSSA) hands out grants of up to $1000 to individuals or organisations annually, and next Wednesday is the closing date for applications for the current 2012-13 grants. They advise that any applications received after this dated WILL NOT be accepted, and successful applicants will be notified by Friday 30 November 2012.

The grants are for:
– historians researching, publishing or promoting South Australian history
– tertiary and post-graduate students for research in libraries and/or archives and travelling expenses for research purposes
– local history museums, societies and libraries for the purchase, preservation and restoration of artefacts and books; for mounting displays; for hosting regional conferences and the like
– school teachers for innovative teaching of history – not necessarily restricted to South Australian history – at primary, middle and senior school levels.

The Historical Society of South Australia wants to encourage as wide a range of relevant activities as possible and therefore, applicants, in addition to the above suggestions, will be considered for printing of programs and brochures, and information sheets for conferences and history related events, promoting events; publication of documents and research, and inaugural expenses for history societies. The HSSA has a flexible approach to the nature of the grants.

So for more information about application criteria and the assessment process,  click here.
And all applications must be via a form which you’ll find here.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Convenor, HSSA Annual Grants Scheme, PO Box 519, Kent Town SA 5071

For further information please contact the Historical Society of South Australia’s Grants’ Convenor and Secretary, Mr Terry Saunderson by email or phone (08) 8354 2736 during business hours.