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Foundations, councils and institutes

  • Australia-ASEAN Council Grants

    The Australia-ASEAN Council has postponed its 2020-21 grant round in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute Grants

    The Australia-Indonesia Institute has postponed its 2020-21 grant round in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 2019-20 AJF grantees

    Information on the 2019-20 AJF grantees is now available.

  • Australia-ASEAN Council Grants

  • Australia-Indonesia Institute Grants

  • 2019-20 AJF grantees

Over the past nearly 40 years the Australian Government has established cultural councils supporting people-to-people links underpinning our key bilateral and regional relationships. Eminent Australian business and community leaders are appointed to the boards, providing a range of expertise and input to Australia's foreign policy and economic diplomacy goals. Funding for these Foundations, Councils and Institutes and for the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program is provided through the International Relations Grants Program.

The International Relations Grants Program (IRGP) supports the Government's foreign policies and economic diplomacy interests and projects a positive contemporary image of Australia. IRGP grants support professional, community and institutional linkages between Australia and its partners on contemporary issues of shared interest including business, education, innovation, science, technology, the arts, media and sport.

Grant round - 2020-21

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, DFAT Foundations, Councils and Institutes have postponed their 2020-21 International Relations Grant Program (IRGP) round. They are now exploring options for activities that are achievable in the current context. Information on future opportunities will be published on the relevant FCI web page.

Grant recipients

Lists of previous grant recipients.

Grant project summaries are available under the grants tabs of individual FCI pages.

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