These Grants, which are awarded from time to time  for projects related to South Australia’s history, make possible projects that might not otherwise even get off the ground. The Historical Society of South Australia actively strives to support projects that promote the study, recording, writing and exhibition of South Australia’s stories.

Applications for the HSSA Grants Scheme are not being accepted at present. Watch this page for the date when the next round of grants will occur

Making application

A sample application form is available here.

  • When open the closing date for applications is late March. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Successful applicants will be announced at the Lecture meeting during the annual History Festival in May.
  • All applicants will receive notification by mid-May.
  • Payment of the monies awarded in grants will happen in June.

For further information please use the ‘Contact Us’ tab to contact the Grants Convenor. 

2017 Grants Recipients

Prospect Local History Group
Shopkeepers and Family Businesses of Prospect (book)

Tereza De Guara
Biography of Maise Robb (research in Adelaide and Brisbane)

Moorook Kingston-on-Mrray Community Assoc. Inc.
Reprint Joan Wachtel’s ‘Moorook: Bend in the River’

Dr Skye Krichauff
Monograph ‘Looking back, there was a lot we missed’: An examination of how settler descendants from SA’s North-East Highland and Wirrabara districts know and understand the colonial past

National Trust – Willunga Branch
Museum Display on the Willunga Slate Carvers

Rocky River Historic and Art Society Inc
Conservation of illuminated address to ‘The Ladies and Residents of Laura’ after World War I

Helen Hennessy and Patricia Booth
Research for centenary publication and events on centenary of death of Ephraim H Coombe

Pamela Rajkowski OAM
Research for publication ‘From Bikaner to Beltana; from Karachi to Port Augusta to Fremantle’