2013-14 Grant Program
The Coalar Grant program was approved by the Coalar Board on 22 August 2013.
Funding totalling $389,000 (excluding GST) has been awarded to 14 projects across the priority areas of business, culture (including sport), education, sustainability and tourism.
139 Expressions of Interest were received in the 2013-14 Grant Round seeking over $5.5 million. 30 projects were shortlisted for further consideration.
Mr Chris Gale, Chair of Coalar, welcomed the strong interest in the grant program and thanked grant applicants for their time and effort in presenting their initiatives.
2014-15 Grant Program
Information for the 2014-15 Grant Program will be available in early 2014.
The Council provides funding through a competitive grants program for projects across Latin America and Australia. Projects need to be relevant to one or more of the following objectives:
- to enhance and strengthen links between Australia and Latin America, particularly in the priority areas of business, education, science, sustainability, tourism, cultural promotion and sport;
- to influence corporate Australia to initiate closer engagement with Latin America; and
- to increase awareness and understanding of Australia in Latin America, and of Latin America in Australia.
The Council invites funding applications annually from individuals and organisations for projects that demonstrate the potential for the development of long-term links and cooperation between individuals and institutions in Australia and their counterparts in Latin America. Coalar grants are intended to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the goals and mission of the Council stated in the 2011–14 Strategic Plan.
The Council supports innovative projects that have clear outcomes and seek to ensure the benefits of such activities are spread as widely as possible across the following priority areas:
- Cultural Promotion (including sport).