Council for Australia-Arab Relations (CAAR)
CAAR 15 year anniversary photo exhibition
The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) is celebrating its 15 year anniversary through this photographic exhibition.
Building ties between Australian and Lebanon through rugby league
Grant funding allowed coaches and match officials from the Lebanese Rugby League Federation to travel to Australia.
Strengthening of academic and cultural ties with Gulf states
Strengthening of academic and cultural ties with Gulf states Professor Mohamad Abdalla from the University of South Australia travelled to promote opportunities for academic cooperation.
2021-22 Grant Round is now closed
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.
The CAAR Grant Round for financial year 2021–22 offers one year funding to successful applicants.
- Minimum grant amount: $20,000 per year
- Maximum grant amount: $70,000 per year
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 should align with at least one of the CAAR 2021-22 Grant Round priority themes of:
- Arts and Culture
- Health and Sport
- Gender equality
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.
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.