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Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)

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  • CAAR 15 year anniversary photo exhibition

  • Building ties between Australian and Lebanon through rugby league

  • Strengthening of academic and cultural ties with Gulf states

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) 2021-22 Grant Round - Open from 7 April to 2 June 2021

The aim of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) is to broaden and strengthen Australian-Arab relations by advancing areas of shared political, economic and social interest and building a greater appreciation of each other's cultures and values.

In April 2020 the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade postponed the 2020-21 Grant Round due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CAAR Grant Round for financial year 2021–22 offers one year funding to successful applicants and will open 7 April and close 2 June 2021.

The CAAR 2021-22 Grant Round corresponds with Dubai Expo 2020, to be held from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, a significant public regional diplomacy opportunity for CAAR. Accordingly, the priorities for this round are aligned with the Dubai Expo 2020 themes and grant proposals are strongly encouraged to incorporate participation in, or links with, the Dubai Expo 2020 program.

Key priority areas

Successful grant proposals will align with at least one of the CAAR 2021-22 Grant Round priority themes of:

  1. Arts and Culture
  2. Health and Sport
  3. Tourism
  4. Education
  5. Gender equality  
  6. Sustainability 

Participation in Dubai Expo 2020 could, for example, include on site activity for projects that involve travel to a Middle Eastern or North African country. In this case, CAAR funding would allow for travel via Dubai and accommodation to incorporate this element.    

Note: Please read the CAAR 2021-22 Grant Guidelines carefully before submitting your application. Your Smartygrants application should be submitted early to ensure that if any technical problems, these are resolved by the time of the application deadline. The CAAR will not accept late submissions.

Objectives

The 2021-22 objectives for CAAR are to:

  • ensure that the CAAR grant program aligns with the Australian Government's regional priorities, and CAAR's Strategic Plan;  
  • ensure an effective and engaging program of CAAR projects that incorporate participation at the Dubai Expo 2020; and
  • pursue innovative public diplomacy and social media opportunities, to promote the CAAR and highlight the value of Australian-Arab relations.

Timeframe for the 2021-22 Grant Round

  • Opening date: 0900 hours (AEST) 7 April 2021
  • Closing date: 1400 hours (AEST) 2 June 2021
  • Last date for questions: 31 May 2021
  • Minimum grant amount: $20,000 per year
  • Maximum grant amount: $70,000 per year 

 

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