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National Foundation for Australia-China Relations 2021-22 Focussed Competitive Grants Program

Contact Details

NFACR Grants Team

02 6178 6888



Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Close Date & Time:
6-Dec-2021 6:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Internal Reference ID:
NFACR 2021-2022F
Primary Category:
371004 - Public Diplomacy
Publish Date:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS, Overseas
Selection Process:
Open Competitive


The Foundation will provide grants 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 objectives of the Foundation’s 2021-22 Focussed Competitive Grants Program are:

  • Promoting connections and practical cooperation
  • Building understanding and exchange
  • Showcasing Australian excellence
  • Engaging Australia’s diverse communities

The Foundation invites applications that focus on the following key priority areas:

  • Supporting Chinese international students to connect more with the broader Australian community and improve their experience of studying in Australia, and support education connections. 
  • Promoting engagement across Australia’s culturally and geographically diverse Chinese Australian communities to support connections that showcase Australian excellence or recognise the contributions of Chinese Australian communities to Australian society.
  • Fostering constructive engagement and cooperation between Australia and China on environmental management, climate change and the transition to low emissions technologies.

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 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:

Grant activity programs may be up to two years

Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $20,000.00 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.

Addenda Available:

Contact Details

NFACR Grants Team

02 6178 6888