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.
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.
The 2017 grant round is now open. The application closing date is 5pm Wednesday 21 June 2017.
Guidelines and online application form
- Applicants should read the guidelines before submitting an application and will need to refer to these guidelines while completing the application form. Please click here to download the guidelines.
- In 2017, the RAHS is using the online grants management system SmartyGrants to receive grant applications. No mailed or emailed applications/documentation will be accepted. All applications submitted will receive an automatic acknowledgement and an application number will be created. Once an application has been started, you may make as many alterations to the application form as required, up until the point where your application is officially submitted or the grant round closes. Once you have submitted your application you will receive an email notification to inform you that it has been successfully submitted.
- If you have any queries please contact us at email@example.com or (02) 9247 8001. We recommend that, before starting your online application, you discuss your project with RAHS Grants Officer Maryanne Byrne and RAHS General Manager Suzanne Holohan to ensure that it meets the eligibility criteria. We also recommend that you read previous years’ assessment reports, which are available further down this page, as they provide insights into why projects are chosen for grant funding.
Please click here to access the online application form.
Cultural Grant Acknowledgement
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.
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: