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National Foundation for Australia-China Relations 2022-23 Competitive Grants Program

Contact Details

NFACR Grants Team

02 6178 6888



Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
4-Oct-2022 7:30 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
NFACR2022-2023 General
Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Foundation provides grant opportunities each year to develop, promote and strengthen understanding and engagement between Australia and China, including business and community stakeholders, in support of Australia’s national interests.

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 to tackle shared challenges, such as climate change and ageing populations
  • Informed business engagement with China, including in the following areas:
  1. Low emissions technology and environment
  2. Health and ageing
  3. Education
  4. Agritech and Agribusiness
  5. Financial technology
  • Cohesive communities: recognising and supporting the contribution of Chinese Australian communities and supporting Chinese international students and scholars, including to connect with the broader Australian community
  • Promotion of Australia’s First Nations culture in China
  • Communications, including projecting a positive image of Australia in China, media diversity and access to relevant information
  • Showcasing Australian society, institutions and excellence to relevant audiences in Australia and China
  • People to people connections, including in art, culture and sports
  • Science, technology and environment
  • China awareness: improving capacity of Australian organisations to engage confidently with 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 joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation[1]
  • 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.

[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 7.2 ‘Joint Applications’.


Grant Activity Timeframe:

The maximum grant period is two years.

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $100,000.00 to $500,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

Applications will only be accepted via the SmartyGrants online portal.


Other Instructions:

Grant applicants will need to register and log into the GrantConnect website to get access to the grant guidelines.

For other grant related documents, please access through this link Grants | National Foundation for Australia-China Relations (

Contact Details

NFACR Grants Team

02 6178 6888