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Monday, 04 June 2018 23:22

Friendship Grants

Announced as part of the Federal Governments 2018-19 Budget and launched by the Foreign Minister the Hon Julie Bishop MP on 30 May 2018, the $10 million, three-year Australian Aid: Friendship Grants program will bring more Australian community organisations into Australia's aid program. The program will support organisations from across Australia who have existing relationships and international development activities that are contributing to Australia's development goals.

Many Australian organisations, including charities, local government groups, professional organisations, diaspora groups and volunteer groups are already working hard to help communities in our region. These organisations have unique, on-the-ground experience in international development and have forged strong relationships with local communities overseas. Friendship Grants aims to bring the international development experience of these Australian community organisations into the Australian aid program by supporting the best of these activities and projects.

The Australian #Aid Friendship Grants will enable Australian community groups to apply for funding for projects in economic/social development in the Indo-Pacific.

Round One opens on 18 June 2018 – want to know more?www.dfat.gov.au/FriendshipGrants