Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) launches COVID-19 Special Grants Round
The Australia-ASEAN Council is inviting applications from eligible individuals or organisations for funding under the 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round.
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The objectives of the Australia-ASEAN Council’s 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round are to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and the ASEAN region 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.
In this context, the 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 ASEAN countries during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Australian Government has announced a total of $300,000 AUD is available in 2020-21 for this grant opportunity, subject to appropriation.
The minimum individual grant amount is $10,000 AUD.
The maximum individual grant amount is $50,000 AUD.
Only grant applications between these amounts will be considered. Co-contributions from you and other parties strengthen your application. It is anticipated that most grants will be between $20,000 AUD and $40,000 AUD per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity.
Countries in Scope Includes:
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
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To be eligible you must be one of the following entity types:
an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), Australian Company Number (ACN), or Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN)
an Australian consortium with a lead organisation
an Australian registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
an Australian local government body
an Australian State/Territory government body
a corporate Commonwealth entity
an Australian statutory authority,
be an Australian or permanent resident of Australia, and
be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years. Applications from consortia are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above. Individuals who intend the grant to be administered by a university should apply on behalf of the university, i.e. your university is the applicant.
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You are not eligible to apply if you are:
Not an Australian, a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian organisation.
A previous applicant who has failed to provide a full and proper acquittal of an earlier Australia-ASEAN Council grant.
You may provide an interim report with the agreement of the relevant Secretariat where existing grant funding will be expended prior to the commencement of the new grant requested.
For more information, visit https://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/foundations-councils-institutes/australia-asean-council/grants/Pages/grants