Eligibility to apply
Any individual or organisation with a project which
falls within the Foundation’s Objects (as stated below) is eligible to
apply for a grant.
The Western Australian History Foundation’s Objects
interest in and knowledge of Western Australian history;
• promote the teaching of Western Australian
history at all levels of education;
• promote research into Western Australian history,
particularly from within the State's tertiary education institutions;
• assist with the production, publication and
distribution of teaching materials based on research and linked to
curricula for use at all levels of education;
• raise, manage and distribute funds for the
furtherance of these objectives.
Anyone with a project in Western
Australian history is welcome to apply – historians or researchers,
either individually or in groups, self-employed or salaried; government
departments or agencies; community organisations; those living in WA or
Terms of Grant
An application must demonstrate
1. meets one or more of the
2. will result in a public outcome
which encourages, promotes or assists Western Australian history; and
3. will produce historical
material (or other public outcome) of good quality.
Demand for these grants far
exceeds the Foundation’s capacity to provide funding, making the grant
rounds highly competitive. Applications must provide evidence that these
terms will be met in order to be competitive.
Amount of Grant
Normally to a maximum of $10,000.
When to Apply
The Foundation will consider
applications only at the time of a grants round.
Application to fund all or part of a project
Either level of funding is acceptable. No priority
will be given to one or the other but applications for part funding
should include evidence that the remaining funding (or at least the bulk
of it) is committed as this certainty (or its absence) will affect the
Foundation’s judgement regarding a public outcome from the grant.
Necessity for a public outcome
Funding will not be provided where a desirable public
outcome cannot be definitely demonstrated. Where funding is sought for
research, writing or editing, the production of a final historical
product must be shown to be a certainty within the time frame of the
grant (with latitude, if necessary, to accommodate the timetables of
Forms of historical outcome
Any form of good quality public product which
increases knowledge and understanding of WA history is acceptable:
single-authored books, essay collections, booklets or brochures, online
and other electronic products, museum or other exhibitions, archival
listings, source guides, oral or pictorial or documentary histories.
Outcomes which are ephemeral, for instance talks or PowerPoint
presentations, are unlikely to be funded.
The project must have significant Western Australian
historical content. It should have the potential to contribute to the
community, giving a sense of connection to and understanding of the
past. It would be useful for applications to explain the historical
content and importance of the project topic for Western Australian
Quality of the public outcome
To demonstrate the likely ‘good quality’ of the
outcome it is advisable for applicants to provide evidence of their
relevant credentials and track record and/or to demonstrate that the
project is a collaborative one with others who have relevant credentials
and/or track record. If funds are requested to pay for professional
assistance or other work, the application should specify the credentials
and/or relevant track records of the person(s) to be engaged.
Consideration will be given to the community reach of
the proposed outcome and applicants should make clear the anticipated
readership or use of the product. High funding priority will not be
given to a product which the general public will not be able to access
budget must make clear the proposed allocation of the grant funds. Any
component which contributes to the public outcome will be considered.
costs are eligible as long as the applicant demonstrates that this is
essential to achieving a good quality public outcome; and after it has
been established that alternative access, eg electronic, is not
possible. Essential research accommodation costs will also be
assistance necessary for the project’s
success is funded. This could include payments for specialist services (eg
photographers, archivists, consultant historians, educational producers,
for the applicant(s), including forms of funding replacement for
salaried professionals (eg teaching relief), are not funded.
are not funded.
Decisions of the assessment panel
Successful applicants may commence immediately but
must do so within three months of notification of the success of their
applications. Grant funds will be available immediately agreements are
Completion of project
The Foundation anticipates applications for projects
of approximately one year’s duration from the start of the funding.
Applicants should therefore show that their projects have a timeline
which is realistically achievable.
Condition of Grant
Successful applicants must make
appropriate acknowledgement of the assistance of the Western Australian
History Foundation in the grant’s public outcome.
A grant must be acquitted in 12-18 months when
evidence must be provided of the project having achieved the outcome
specified in the application and receipts for budget payments must be