​​​State Library and Archives Trust​

The State Library and Archives Trust was established by the Libraries Act 1984 to administer any property acquired by the trust through gift, bequest or device for the advancement of library and/or archives knowledge in Tasmania.

The trust awards grants and on occasions travelling scholarships aimed at assisting the professional development of librarians​, archivists, and library and archives workers. For further information please email: secretary.slat@education.tas.gov.au​

​​​Please forward applications for the next round of grants by email to secretary.slat@education.tas.gov.au by 27 April 2017.

​Sir John Morris Memorial Trust Fund

​Offers grants to workers in library, archives, literacy support services and related fields in Tasmania. It supports

  • ​​research work in library, archives and related fields
  • a travelling scholarship for relevant course or to attend conferences, workshops or seminars. Travelling scholarship not currently on offer
  • lecture tours, conferences, workshops or seminars likely to advance knowledge in library, archives and related fields in Tasmania
  • exchange schemes for workers in relevant areas.
The State Library and Archives Trust considers grant applications in May and November each year. However, they also may consider application at other times if there are exceptional circumstances.

Members of the State Library and Archives Trust

Ms Mary Bent - Chairperson (and Chairperson of the  Tasmanian Library Advisory Board)
Ms Catherine Saunders​ (Ministerial Appointee)
Mr Ross Latham (State Archivist)
Mr Duncan Hall (Office of Public Trustee)