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Deadline: September 10, 2019 00:00 (CEST)| Apply here
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Eligibility: To be eligible for a Friendship Grant, your organisation must match AUD$1 for every AUD$5 that the Australian Government provides under the program (20% match).
Your organisation’s contribution can be either financial or in-kind, including volunteer hours. Your organisation will need to specify in your Application Form whether funding is in-kind or financial (or both), and confirm these contributions in your Final Report through the financial acquittal.

Australian Aid Friendship Grants 2019

Many Australian organisations, including charities, local government groups, professional organisations, diaspora groups and volunteer groups are already working hard to help communities in their region.

These organisations have unique, on-the-ground experience working in international development and have forged strong relationships with local communities overseas.

Strong relationships between Australian communities and communities in our region are an effective way to promote inclusive development, regional security and poverty reduction.

The three-year Australian Aid: Friendship Grants program will bring some of the best of these organisations into the Australian aid program by providing grants of $30,000 to $60,000, allowing them to expand or enhance their existing international development activities.

Who can apply?

The following volunteer contributions that are eligible include:

  • professional volunteer services such as medical or other professionals giving their time in-kind
  • volunteer hours towards the implementation and/or monitoring of the Activity

The following volunteer services are NOT eligible to be included:

  • volunteer services for professional development training of the ACO’s staff or volunteers
  • volunteer services associated with applying for Government grants
  • volunteer services involving research
  • volunteer services for fundraising

Interested in applying for the Australian Aid Friendship Grants 2019? Register your participation by following the application link and taking the suggested steps.


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