Up to $40,000 is available from the Council for Australian-Arab Relations to support projects that enhance Australia’s economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world.
Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR)
The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CARR) aims to strengthen relations between Australia and the Arab world by:
- empowering the peoples of Australia and the Arab world to develop a holistic and contemporary mutual understanding
- supporting activities that encourage increased trade and investment between the two regions
- supporting positive and collaborative relationships between Australia’s Arab diaspora communities and the broader Australian community.
The objectives of the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CARR) funding program are:
- innovation and sustainability (eg environment, energy and waste management)
- art and culture
- social change (eg Work Health and Safety (WHS), health promotion, food / water safety, disease prevention).
The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) has up to $409,500 to allocate for the 2019-20 grant round, subject to appropriation, starting in July 2019.
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.
Approved applicants are advised that CAAR funding for multicultural festivals and film festivals will be capped at $15,000.
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.
To be eligible you must:
- be one of the following entity types:
- an Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)
- 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
- be a non-Australian citizen/resident individual or organisation from the Arab world working in partnership with an Australian individual or organisation, where this will enhance Australian economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world
- holders of an Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN).
- 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.
Applications close 18 March 2019.