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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO4836

International Counter-Terrorism Engagement Program (ongoing)

Contact Details

Paula Chadderton

02 6261 2070


Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
Primary Category:
281000 - International Aid and Development
Secondary Category:
151006 - National Security
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive


DFAT coordinates whole-of-government international counter terrorism engagement, facilitates continuity in the delivery of counter terrorism programs to specific countries and furthers Australia’s counter terrorism objectives in multilateral forums, such as the United Nations.  To achieve these objectives, DFAT may, from time to time, make grants to specialised organisations to carry out specific activities.

The objectives of the program are to: 

  • secure stronger counter terrorism and counter violent extremism cooperation;
  • build the commitment and capability of partner countries to counter terrorism and to prevent and counter violent extremism;
  • promote and facilitate global best practice, guidance, standards and norms to counter terrorism and prevent and counter violent extremism.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • capable and like-minded international counter terrorism partners;
  • international consensus on best practice approaches to countering terrorism and preventing and countering violent extremism.

DFAT administers the program according to the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines (CGRGs).


The program is a closed, non-competitive process, open only to applicants who have received an invitation from DFAT to apply.  DFAT will approach eligible applicants independently and invite them to consider submitting an application.

To be eligible, applicants must be one of the following entity types:

  • a company incorporated in Australia or in a foreign country
  • 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
  • a not-for-profit organisation
  • a think tank or research organisation
  • an Australian state or territory government body
  • a foreign country sub-national government body
  • an international organisation.

To be eligible projects must:

  • support the intended objectives of the DFAT International CT Engagement Program; and
  • include eligible activities and eligible respective expenditure. 

Eligible grant activities will seek to achieve the following outcomes: 

  • strengthening effective CT laws and frameworks;
  • supporting capability of CT agencies;
  • supporting the development and implementation of national action plans to prevent and counter violent extremism;
  • strengthening national whole of Government CT coordination;
  • enhancing cross-border information sharing and operational cooperation to counter terrorism;
  • enabling effective public-private partnerships, particularly in the sectors of aviation and finance;
  • supporting global standards and norms on effective CT and P/CVE approaches that contribute to inter-state collaboration on counter terrorism.
Grant Activity Timeframe:

Applications Open - May 2021

Applications close - Ongoing

Assessment of applications - Ongoing

Approval of outcomes of selection process - Ongoing

Negotiations and award of grant agreements - Ongoing

Notification to unsuccessful applicants - Ongoing

Expected commencement date of grant activity - Ongoing

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $25,000.00 to $500,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

The program is a closed, non-competitive process. DFAT will approach eligible applicants independently throughout the year and invite them to consider submitting an application.

The application process will be an ongoing process with no specific timeframes for submitting or completing applications. 

To apply, applicants must:

  • address relevant eligibility criteria and assessment criteria
  • include all necessary attachments.

DFAT may ask for clarification or additional information from the applicants where required.  DFAT will acknowledge receiving applications within 3 working days.


Address for applications is or such other address specified in DFAT’s invitation to the applicant to submit an application.

Other Instructions:

DFAT require the following documents with applications:

  1. a basic project proposal / management plan including timeline
  2. an indicative budget
  3. If applicable (for joint applications), a letter of support from partner organisations

Organisations may join to form a group of organisations for the purposes of delivering a grant activity or project. In this circumstance, a ‘lead organisation’ must be appointed. Only the lead organisation can submit the application form and enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth. The application must identify all other members of the proposed group and include a letter of support from each of the partners.

Contact Details

Paula Chadderton

02 6261 2070