Heritage Grants Program

The Heritage Grants program is one of the Community, Youth and Senior heritage projects funded by NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, and provides funding to individuals and community groups for local historical research. The program is designed to facilitate the dissemination of local Australian stories, expression of the diversity of Australian culture as it impacts on communities, and to highlight and localise pivotal Australian historical events and issues. Please subscribe to our eNewsletter or blog for the latest news on this program.

Please note: The 2017 Heritage Grant round closed at 5pm Wednesday 6 September

2017 Heritage Grant Guidelines and 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.
  • There is one application form to complete only. Click here to print a PDF version of the application form or click here for a form which can be filled out on your computer.
  • If you have any queries please contact us at grants@rahs.org.au or (02) 9247 8001. We 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.

Heritage Grant Acknowledgement

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 a number of historians who have extensive experience in delivering local and community history projects. The panel is supported by RAHS staff who provide administrative support.

2016 Assessment Report

Past Recipients

The Heritage 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 Heritage Grant Recipients

2015 Heritage Grant Recipients

2014 Heritage Grant Recipients

2013 Heritage Grant Recipients



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