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



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.


Applications close 6pm, 6th December 2021.