The Lizzie Russell Oral History Grant Scheme

The next funding round will be in 2019, with applications due 30 June 2019.  Application forms will be available in April.


This grant scheme aims to foster small oral history initiatives in South Australia and the Northern Territory and is open to financial members of Oral History Australia SA/NT.

Oral History Australia South Australia/Northern Territory wishes to support, assist and help develop oral history  projects in these states. The grant scheme is funded by sales of the Oral History Handbook by Beth M. Robertson.

We hope that the scheme fills a gap left by the closure of many federal and state funding options and helps revive an important means of recording South Australia’s and the Northern Territory’s history.  We encourage all prospective oral historians to join our Association so that we can help fulfil these objectives.

To apply, click here to download the application form.

Please submit completed application forms by 30 June, 2018. E-mail submissions to the SA/NT Association’s email address attention Annmarie Reid.

Lizzie Russell Oral History Grant Recipients

Congratulations to Dr Sally Stephenson on receiving the 2018/2019 grant.

The 2017-2018 grant was awarded to the National Railway Museum.

Recipients of the Lizzie Russell grants in 2014/15 and 2015/16 were:
  • Parndana Soldier Settlement Museum
  • Russian Ethnic Representative Council
  • Coober Pedy Historical Society
  • Rocky River ‘Riters and
  • Macclesfield Butter and Cheese Factory