May 16, 2012

RAHS History and Heritage Grant Applications Now Open

The Royal Australian Historical Society (RAHS) is pleased to announce the opening of the 2012 round of Cultural Grants and Heritage Grants, which this year offers increased funding to a larger range of community projects. Grants may range in size from $500 to over $5000.

The RAHS’s President, Emeritus Professor David Carment said, “While grants may be small, their value to the community is enormous. They seed new ideas and acknowledge the unflagging work of the history community. The increased funding secured this year is a testament to the value of the work of the history and heritage sector.”

Cultural Grants support organisations undertaking projects with a lasting historical contribution to a community in NSW. Funding for these grants is triennial and has doubled this year to $45,000. Funding is provided by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Heritage Grants support individuals and non-governmental organisations undertaking a project related to NSW heritage and history. Priority will be given to projects that present popular Australian local histories that appeal to a wide audience and are suitable for publication, focussed on World War One, migration to Australia, or exploring the diversity of 20th Century Australian culture. The Heritage Council NSW funds Heritage Grants.

Information packs about the grants and application forms may be downloaded online.

For further information and interviews, please contact Maria Walsh, CEO, RAHS, 02 9247 8001,

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