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Australia-ASEAN Council Grants

Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) COVID-19 Special Grants Round

The Australia-ASEAN Council COVID-19 Special Grants Round aims to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Southeast Asia during and following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits.

The grant round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19.

The round will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of Southeast Asian countries during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Special Grant Round Guidelines

The Australia-ASEAN Council invites applications from eligible individuals or organisations for funding under the 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round.

These guidelines set out:

  • the purpose of the grant opportunity
  • the eligibility and assessment criteria
  • how grant applications are monitored and evaluated
  • responsibilities and expectations in relation to the opportunity.

You must read these guidelines before filling out an application for an Australia-ASEAN Council grant.

To submit an application, visit Australia-ASEAN Council Grant Round 2020-21.

Applications close at 3pm AEST on 5 August 2020.

Contact details

If you have any questions, email the AAC Secretariat at or call (02) 6261 1333 before 3pm AEST on 29 July 2020.

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