Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO2279

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
28-Mar-2019 2:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
COALAR Grants 2019-20 Round
Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The objectives of the COALAR are:

  • Enhanced and strengthened links between Australia and Latin America, particularly in the areas of mutual economic support (encompassing two way trade and investment), education, sustainability and applied research, sport, culture and tourism, aligned closely with the policy of economic diplomacy
  • Closer engagement at a corporate level between Australia and Latin America
  • Increased engagement with and understanding of Australia in Latin America, and of Latin America in Australia and
  • The provision of advice to government about opportunities that will enhance the Australia – Latin America relationship.



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[1]
  • 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
  • [or be a citizen or organisation from one of the Latin American countries]
  • [or be a well-established organisation in one of the Latin American countries with a business purpose to advocate for Australian business, education and/or cultural interests]
and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.
In the 2019-20 Grant round the Council will consider favorably projects that strengthen relations with priority countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, as well as through the Pacific Alliance.

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.  

[1]The Australian Government recognises that some organisations may seek to form consortia in order to apply for a grant under the Program. Consortia are eligible to apply and the relevant conditions applicable to consortia are at 8.6 ‘Grant Applications from Consortia’


Grant Activity Timeframe:

Expected timing for this grant opportunity



Application period

Open: 5/2/2019 (9.00 am AEST)
Close: 28/3/2019(2.00 pm AEST)

Assessment of applications

6 weeks

Approval of outcomes of selection process

Late June/early July

Negotiations and award of grant agreements


Notification to unsuccessful applicants


Activity commences

Before 30 June 2020

End date

Specified in application




Total Amount Available (AUD):
Estimated Grant Value (AUD):
From $10,000.00 to $50,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

All applications must be submitted online in English via SmartyGrants website (

 COALAR grant guidelines for 2019-20 can be downloaded at:


Application period

Open:       Tuesday, 05 February 2019, 9.00am (AEDT)

Close:       Thursday, 28 March 2019, 2.00pm (AEST)      


Other Instructions:

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will not provide application forms or accept applications for this grant opportunity by fax or mail.

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