Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR)

Grants Program

CAAR is looking for projects that enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab region (comprising the 22 countries and territories of the Arab League). Applicants should carefully read the Guidelines for Funding Applicants before submitting their application.

Proposals must demonstrate relevance to one or more of the Council's strategic objectives.

CAAR supports innovative projects that have clear outcomes and seeks to ensure the benefits of such activities are spread as widely as possible. The Council has a special focus on assisting the initiation of activities that are likely to prove self-sustaining.

The Council assesses grant applications on the likely benefits a project will bring, rather than the amount actually requested, and it therefore exercises some flexibility in the amounts disbursed as grants. While the level of grant funding will be decided according to the merits of the proposal, funding will generally be above a minimum of AUD 10,000 per grant. CAAR encourages applicants also to seek funding for their project from other sources.  

Note the CAAR will also consider applications in the 2014-15 grant funding round to develop and manage an International Speakers Program (CISP). A CAAR-sponsored CISP could focus on bringing experts from the Arab World to speak at conferences and events in Australia.

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Discretionary grant recipients

Discretionary grant recipients