Arts NSW Cultural Grants Program

The Cultural Grants Program is an Arts NSW devolved funding program administered by the Royal Australian Historical Society on behalf of the NSW Government.  This Cultural Grants program assists historical research and publication of local, community and regional history projects.  Arts NSW funding priorities can be found on its website, together with a list of grants awarded each year – click here for more details.

Please note: The 2017 program will open on 4 April.  The RAHS will be using the online grants management system SmartyGrants to receive 2017 applications.

The Society would like to thank Arts NSW for providing funding for 2016 – 2018 for the cultural grants program that supports local history and heritage projects facilitating an understanding of the history of the people and places of New South Wales. The Society will distribute $50,000 in grants each year.


Cultural Grant Acknowledgement

All recipients of cultural grant funding must publicly acknowledge the support of the NSW Government and the RAHS by using the appropriate logos on any promotional material including websites, brochures, posters, and programs. Click here for information on correct acknowledgement for your grant project.


Contributing to Digitised newspapers on Trove

Click here for information on how organisations can contribute digitised newspaper content, and guidelines to plan and prepare budget bids.
Click here for an overview of the Newspaper Digitisation Program workflow process.


Assessment Reports

The grants’ assessment panel consists of members of the RAHS Affiliated Societies Committee who have extensive experience in delivering local and community history projects. The panel is supported by RAHS staff who provide administrative support.

2016 Assessment Panel Report

2015 Assessment Panel Report


Past Recipients

The Cultural Grants are awarded at the RAHS Conference, and details published in the December edition of History. Click on a link below for information on grant recipients in recent years:

2016 Cultural Grant Recipients

2015 Cultural Grant Recipients

2014 Cultural Grant Recipients

2013 Cultural Grant Recipients

2012 Cultural Grant Recipients

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