The National Foundation for Australia-China Relations provides grants to projects that develop, promote and strengthen understanding and engagement between Australia and China. In particular, the objectives of the grant program include: promoting connections and practical engagement; building understanding and exchange; showcasing Australian excellence; engaging Australia’s diverse communities; and supporting COVID-19 response activities that have an important connection to China.

Global Engagement and Entrepreneurship provides Global Strategy Framework and Global Engagement Briefs. The Global Strategy and Partnerships (GSP) team welcome inquiries to identify potential partners in China.

Key Dates
Expression of Interests: 8 August, 6:00 pm AEST

Applications due for general review to GSP: 1 September 2020
Full Applications: 8 September 2020, 6 pm AEST


Please consult the guidelines for the eligibility of your project

The estimated grant value is from $20,000 to $1,000,000 per annum for a maximum of 2 years.

How to Apply

Step 1. Completing the application
NFACR Guidelines & Application form are available from the DFAT website. All Expression of Interests and applications must be submitted by the applicant electronically using the SmartyGrants online application form.

Please contact the GSP team to inform them that you are interested in applying. The GSP team will provide a letter of support template, application cover sheet, brief UQ capacity statement and information on UQ’s engagement in the country of your application upon request. Please allow five days for the GSP team to process the letter of support.

Step 2. GSP internal review and feedback
For GSP review on compliance and eligibility, please email your application to the GSP team by 1 September.

More information could be found in the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations website.