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.

The HSSA Grants Scheme has been in abeyance for a few years but will be offered again in 2022.

Making application

An application form is available here.

  • The closing date for applications is 28 March 2022. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Successful applicants will be announced at the Lecture meeting during the annual History Festival on Friday 6 May 2022.
  • All applicants will receive notification by 15 May 2022.
  • Payment of the monies awarded in grants will happen in Jun 2022.

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-Murray 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’