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 Foundation invites applications that focus on the following 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


This grant round closes on 6 December 2021.

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How to apply

Full details of grant opportunities, including grant guidelines, are published on the Australian Government’s website: 


Applications must be submitted using the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations Grant Round Application Form on the SmartyGrants portal:

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