The Australia-China Council (ACC) is the Australian Government’s advisory and funding body dedicated to strengthening of cultural, education, business, and more broadly, people-to-people relations between Australia and China.  

Each year, we deliver around A$700,000 in grants for organisations and individuals across Australia. The Council’s funding is determined by the Government, and is subject to the scope and availability of funding in each financial year.

The Grants section of the website provides you with information about our 2015-16 funding program and the funding application process. It also includes information about what happens after you have applied and if you are successful.

2015-16 Grant Round Dates 

Opening date - Expressions of Interest (EOI) online – Friday 27 February 2015 - apply online

Closing date for submitting EOI – Tuesday 31 March 2015 (03:00PM AEDT)

Invite successful applicants to submit full application – May 2015

Notify unsuccessful applicants (EOI Stage) – May 2015

Closing date for receipt of full applications online (by invitation only) – Monday, 15 June 2015 at 12 noon AEST

Notify unsuccessful applicants (Full Applications Stage) – July 2015

Notify successful applicants pending funding allocation for the 2014-2015 Financial Year – July 2015

**The online application system will be accessible on the opening date and will close on the closing date at the times indicated above. Late entries will not be accepted.  We recommend applicants not to wait until the last day to submit their applications.

Grants at a glance

Through our annual competitive grants program, the Australia-China Council supports projects across China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau and Australia that broaden and strengthen Australia-China relations in education, business, culture and the arts.

The Australia-China Council grants are intended to provide seed funds for innovative proposals relevant to the objectives of the Australia-China Council’s Strategic Plan 2014-18). The Council will normally hold one grant round each year, opening in February.

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