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.

2016-17 Grant Round Dates

The 2016-17 round will open at 9.00am 1 February 2016 and will close at 12.00 noon Canberra time on 4 April 2016.

The online application system, Smartygrants, 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.

Australia-China Council grants provide funding of up to $40,000 for innovative proposals relevant to the objectives of the Australia-China Council Strategic Plan 2014-18). The Council will normally hold one grant round each year, opening in February.

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Last Updated: 28 January 2016