South Australian History Fund

10 Oct 2018

The South Australian History Fund (SAHF) is an annual grant program offered by the History Trust of South Australia and intended to support the production and sharing of South Australia's history. Total funding available this year is $50,000.

The 2018-19 program closed for applications on 10 August 2018 but will reopen in 2019. 


HISTORY GRANTS (amounts up to $5,000)

History grants support:

  • Specific community-focussed projects that enable communities to explore, interpret or preserve aspects of their history and make South Australian history accessible to the public
  • Publication of both academic histories and more popular forms of historical writing. Funding can be for publishing or editing costs. A detailed outline and writing sample must be submitted for assessment. Individual applicants are expected to be members of relevant historical or professional organisations
  • Rigorous research by established and emerging historians that makes a significant contribution to the body of knowledge about, or understanding of, South Australian history. It is expected that research will lead to a publication or other significant public outcome. Individual applicants are expected to be members of relevant historical and professional organisations. 

Examples of successful projects may be collection storage, oral history, conservation, and digitisation or reformatting projects; equipment or software purchases; interpretive signage, displays or online projects; help to meet publishing costs of books, booklets, walking or driving trail guides; or support for events that have a tangible historical outcome and clearly involve local communities.  

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT GRANTS (amounts up to $500)

Training and development grants assist organisations to:

  • Provide appropriate skills development training or activities for their workers
  • This can include training in historical skills or collections management or attendance at a relevant conference or seminar.



Through this fund, applications for History grants and Training and Development grants are invited from incorporated community organisations and local government. Unincorporated organisations may be eligible if an incorporated organisation is willing to sponsor their application. Individual and professional historians, tertiary institutions or other organisations may apply for funding for publications and research.


  • Ongoing salaries
  • Historical fiction, creative writing or community arts projects without substantial  history content
  • Building maintenance or repair
  • Costs that have already been incurred
  • Office and general organisational running costs
  • Promotional brochures and advertising material

For guidelines and application forms visit