Australia-ASEAN Council Grants 2019

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Last month, we focussed on the ASEAN regions and entry methods into that market at our monthly Networking Breakfast. There were a lot of important takeaways from our conversation with Priya Dewan and Rahul Kukreja, and it was clear that there is a lot of potential to generate new and exciting links in the region.

There are some great government grants available to assist in this goal, with the 2019-20 Australia-ASEAN Grants round now open. Grant applications for a minimum of $10,000 or maximum of $50,000 per year will be considered and successful applicants will be notified in July.

To find out more and to apply, visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) website.

Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) grants generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science and innovation and the arts to work with partners in Southeast Asia.

The AAC's mission is to increase knowledge and promote Australia's interests in Southeast Asia by initiating and supporting activities designed to enhance awareness, understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and ten Southeast Asian countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

The funding priorities of the Australia-ASEAN Council 2019 grant round are:

  • Increase people-to-people linkages between Australia and South-East Asian countries, particularly between people and institutions that have the capacity to influence others;

  • Increase knowledge and understanding in Australia of South-East Asian countries, and the opportunities they present; and

  • Enhance awareness and understanding in Australia and South-East Asia of each other’s cultures, values and traditions.