grant moneyGood news folks, the 2013 South Australian History Fund grants are now open.

The South Australian History Fund is an annual grant fund totalling $35,000 with funding available in three major categories, together with a newly added fourth for About Time Events:
– Small History Projects (max. funding $2000)
– Publications (max. funding $3000)
– Research Projects (max. funding $5000)
– Events to be held in 2014 About Time Festival (max. funding $500)
The grants are funded by the Government of South Australia.

Some examples of what you or your organisation could do could do with grant money are:
– Preserve the evidence of this history
– Make this evidence accessible to the public
– Historical displays and interpretive signage
– Oral history projects including purchase of equipment, training and reformatting
– Purchase of archival storage materials
– Digitising or copying of significant photographic, oral history or documentary collections
– Small conservation projects for significant items using trained conservators
– Acquisition of significant historical items
– Purchase of equipment and/or software for historical projects
– Development of online historical projects such as digital stories
– Events with an historical focus to be held during the 2014 About Time History Festival
– Well researched, well written, skilfully edited and well designed publications focusing on South Australian history, and in particular with – Substantial original research that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge about or understanding of South Australian history.

Applications to this round of grants close on Monday 22 July 2013.

Funding of up to $2000 is available for projects, $3000 for publications, $5000 for research projects, and $500 if you wish to apply for money to organise an event which will be part of the 2014 About Time History Festival.

– 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.
– For the first time this year community groups will be able to apply for funding to hold events during the 2014 About Time South Australia’s History Festival.

For further information, or to apply for a grant online visit the South Australian Community History website, or if you wish to discuss possible projects you can do so with Pauline and Amanda by emailing: or phoning them at History SA reception on (08) 8203 9888.