The FAHS is offering Be Connected Digital Mentor Training to South Australian historical societies and community museums.
Be Connected is a set of fantastic easy to use resources covering a wide range of digital skills including using apps, setting up wifi, online safety, social media and using all sorts of digital devices, such as smart phones, tablets and computers. Community organisations can become Be Connected Digital Mentors and access grant funds for equipment or other purchases that help them to share digital skills within their communities. $2,000 is offered to sign up 30 people (or 15 if in an outer-regional area) to the Be Connected Learning Portal https://beconnected.esafety.gov.au/help-others
On Friday 27 March the FAHS’ Online Outreach Officer, Sophie Shilling, will be in Adelaide to introduce the Be Connected resources and show you how to access funding and sign–up your organisation to be a digital mentor in your community.
Click here for more information and to register to come to the workshop.
The History Trust distributed $150,000 in grants at the end of 2019, supporting 39 separate SA history focused projects in communities throughout the state.
The 23 recipients of annual South Australian History Fund (SAHF) include clubs, societies, local government, community organisations and individuals. Approaches to SA history that we have been able to support this year include research, digitisation of collections and archiving, publications, performance, preservation and exhibitions. You can see the list of successful projects SAHF Grants List December 2019.
Round Two of the MaC (Museums and Collections) grant fund is supporting 16 projects being undertaken by community and historical societies that are members of the History Trust’s MaC standards and funding program. Through their grants MaC members will be using research, historical stories and objects in a variety of ways to connect to aspects of local history. Topics include Eyre Peninsula railways, trees, Lutheran missions and soldier settlement on Kangaroo Island. You can see the list of successful projects MaC Project Grants round two December 2019.