Each year the Society administers State Government grant programmes that assist the research and publication of local and specialist history. They include the Arts NSW Cultural Grants Program (available to incorporated groups) and NSW Heritage Grants (open to both individuals and community organisations).

Applications are open from approximately May to July each year. Application forms for the 2014 grants program are available at the respective links below. Subscribe to our eNewsletter and Facebook page for regular updates on the Grants programmes.

 The 2015 Cultural Grants Programme is now open.

Please note: we are currently waiting on information regarding the 2015 NSW Heritage Grants programme from the Office of Environment and Heritage.


 Arts NSW Cultural Grants Programme – Read More

NSW Heritage Grants Programme – Read More




The Society has also been the recipient of a number of grants which have been used to promote history and protect our heritage listed building. One of our recent grants was recieved in December 2012. The NSW Premier, the Hon. Barry O’Farrell MP, provided a grant to the RAHS to fund commemorative activities for the Western Crossings

Western Crossings Grant Program - Read More


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The Society is a not-for-profit organisation. Donations are gratefully received towards the Library Fund, the History House Building Fund, the Publications & Research Fund or general purposes.

The Society also welcomes donations of parcels of shares. All donations to the three Funds of over $2 are tax deductible

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