What is the Australia Indonesia Institute Grant?

The Australia Indonesia Institute (AII) Grant is a program that will provide seed funding for innovative programs and initiatives which strengthen people-to-people and institutional links with Indonesia and deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and Indonesia.

 

Background

The Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) was established in 1989 to foster links between Australia and Indonesia by increasing cultural awareness and mutual understanding, and promoting cooperation and exchange. AII grants contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia and foster positive images of Australia and Indonesia in each other’s country.

The Australia-Indonesia Institute has identified the following priority areas for its grant round:

  • Economic Diplomacy, Trade, Business
  • Social initiatives (including Entrepreneurship, Religion, Sport and Health)
  • Contemporary Arts & Culture
  • Education
  • Youth
  • Gender & Women’s Empowerment
  • Disability

 

Funding

Between $250,000 and $400,000 in 2020-21 is available for this grant opportunity, subject to appropriation, starting in July 2020.

Grant applications for a minimum of $10,000 or maximum of $40,000 per year will be considered. Co-contributions from you and other parties strengthen your application.

It is anticipated that most grants will be between $20,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity.

 

Eligible Projects

You must use the grant for the following activities:

  • The project outlined within the application.

You can use the grant to pay for costs detailed in your budget and grant agreement, including:

  • Economy flights, modest accommodation costs, meals and travel allowances, other transport
  • Communication and translation
  • Venue hire and catering
  • Advertising and promotion, graphic design, photography and printed material
  • Production costs, including freight and artists’ wages
  • Only one participant per conference or meeting and only where the participant is a principal speaker and the subject of the conference is of direct relevance to the grant opportunity.

For activities delivered in Australia, applicants are encouraged to consider the use of an Indigenous supplier, if they intend to subcontract any of the services above. A directory of registered Indigenous businesses is available at www.supplynation.org.au.

You can only spend grant funds on eligible grant activities as defined in the grant details in your grant agreement.

 

Eligible Applicants

To be eligible you must:

  • be one of the following entity types:
    • an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN), Australian Company Number (ACN), or Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN)
    • an Australian consortium with a lead organisation
    • an Australian registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
    • an Australian local government body
    • an Australian State/Territory government body
    • a corporate Commonwealth entity
    • an Australian statutory authority
    • be an Australian or permanent resident of Australia
    • or be an Indonesian citizen or organisation
    • or be a well-established organisation in Indonesia with a business purpose to advocate for Australian business, education and/or cultural interests
  • and be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.

Applications from consortia are acceptable, provided you have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.

Individuals who intend the grant to be administered by a university should apply on behalf of the university, i.e. your university is the applicant.

 

Timing

Applications close  26 March 2020.

 

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