Round 2 – next steps

Applications for Round 2 closed at 1.00pm (AEST) on 10 September 2019.

This section provides information on the next steps for Round 2 of Australian Aid: Friendship Grants.


February 2020* Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified 
February 2020* Signing of grant agreements between DFAT and successful applicants.
February 2020* Compulsory Webinar for Round 2 grant recipients.
March 2020* Round 2 Friendship Grant Activities commence.
March 2020* DFAT Friendship Grants briefing in Canberra - compulsory for Round 2 grant recipients.
August 2020* Mid-term reports due from Round 2 grant recipients.
February 2021* Round 2 Friendship Grant funds expended and activities completed.
March 2021* Friendship Grants Learning Forum in Canberra - compulsory for Round 2 grant recipients. 
March 2021* Final reports due from Round 2 grant recipients.

* Subject to change

Grant agreement

Friendship Grant recipients are required to sign a legally binding agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Draft Grant Agreement for Round 2 [PDF 148 KB] | [Word 69 KB]

DFAT Friendship Grants Briefing

Grant recipients will be required to attend a compulsory two‑day Briefing in Canberra in March 2020. Up to two representatives from the successful organisation can participate in the Briefing.

Please see the Round 2 Guidelines [PDF 637 KB] | [Word 1.30 MB] for further details.


Friendship Grant recipients must complete a mid-term and final report on their Activity. You can download the draft report templates below, which may be subject to minor changes.

Monitoring and evaluation guidance has been drafted to help Friendship Grant recipients with their reporting to DFAT. It is also provided here so that you and your in-country community partners are aware of how DFAT expects you to collect data to report on the progress of your Activity and explain the change(s) that occurred in the community as a result.

Draft Friendship Grants Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance Note – Round 2 [PDF 150 KB] | [Word 170 KB]

Last Updated: 13 September 2019