The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations is pleased to announce an open call for the 2023-24 grants round to support constructive engagement with China, consistent with the national interest.
- The Foundation’s strategic objectives are:
- Promoting connections and practical cooperation
- Building understanding and exchange
- Showcasing Australian excellence
- Engaging Australia’s diverse communities
- The Foundation welcomes applications in line with the Foundation’s strategic objectives, including but not limited to the following areas:
- Collaboration on climate change
- Informed business engagement with China, including:
- Support for cohesive communities through recognising the contribution of Chinese-Australian communities
- Activities that showcase the regional diversity of Australia
- Support for Chinese international students and scholars to connect with the broader Australian community
- Activities that showcase the knowledge and cultures of Australia’s First Nations people in China
- Communications, including projecting a positive image of Australia in China, media diversity and capability
- People-to-people connections, including in art, culture and sports
- Practical outcomes in health, science and technology that showcase the benefits of international collaboration and/or the contribution of Chinese Australians in these fields
- Exchanges and dialogues that increase mutual understanding
- Programs that enhance the China literacy and capability of Australian organisations Creative and innovative ideas not covered in this list are also welcome.
- For this competitive grant opportunity, up to $6.5million is available for disbursement in the 2023-2024 financial year. It is anticipated that most grants will be valued between $100,000 and $500,000.
- The maximum grant period is two years.
- During this period, you will be expected to provide evaluation reporting and acquittals in accordance with your grant agreement.
- The intended outcomes of the program are:
- The establishment and maintenance of valuable engagement or connections with China for mutual benefit
- Enhanced capacity for Australia to engage with, and capitalise on, opportunities with or in China
- Greater recognition within China of Australia’s national story, society, excellence, and the value and benefits of engaging with Australia
- Greater awareness and recognition of First Nations knowledge and cultures in China
- Collaboration that enables Australian institutions to benefit from Chinese innovation and expertise
- Mechanisms that are successful in enhancing the Chinese and Australian people-to-people connections and individual experiences in Australia and in China, as a catalyst for life-long connections
- Events or other initiatives which promote the rich and diverse spectrum of Chinese-Australian achievements
- Your grant can include activities at different locations provided they are in Australia and/or Greater China.
- To be eligible, you must:
- have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
- be a permanent resident or citizen of Australia
- have an account with an Australian financial institution
- be located in Australia or Greater China
- and be one of the following entity types:
- a company incorporated in Australia
- a company incorporated by guarantee
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
- an incorporated association
- a partnership
- a registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
- a publicly funded research organisation
- an individual who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia
- an Australian local government body
- an Australian state or territory government body
- an Australian statutory authority
- a Corporate Commonwealth Entity
- an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Corporation registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and /or Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006.
- You are not eligible to apply if you are:
- an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s website on the list of ‘Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme’
- unincorporated association
- a previous grantee who has failed to provide a full and proper acquittal of an earlier DFAT grant
For more information, visit National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.