NSW Heritage Grants Program


About the NSW Heritage Grants Program

At the 2013 Heritage Awards the Minister of the Environment and Minister for Heritage Hon. Robyn Mary Parker announced funding for the Royal Australian Historical Society Small Grants program for Local History and Archives 2013-2015.  The program is one of the Community, Youth and senior heritage projects funded by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage – Read More.

The Minister approved the allocation to the Royal Australian Historical Society of $75,000 per annum for the next two years. This is a very considerable increase from the $45,000 the Society was allocated in 2012 and is very much appreciated.  It is a vote of confidence in the importance and the calibre of the work funded by the small grants program.

Purpose of Program

The purpose of the Small Grants program for Local History and Archives grants is  to provide funding to celebrate Australian local history for local historical research by community groups and individuals that tell Australian stories in a local context; express the diversity and range of Australian culture as it impacts on communities and specific localities; highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues. Individuals and community organisations are eligible to apply.

2014 – Information and Application forms

Information and application forms for the program will be available in May 2014.  Potential applicants may also find it useful to review the list of past grant recipients and the 2013 check lists and application forms.

2013 NSW Heritage Grant Checklist

Updated 2013 Heritage grant form

Past Recipients

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

2013 Heritage Grant Recipients

2012 Heritage Grant Recipients


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