Next steps for Round 1 Friendship Grant recipients

This page provides information on some of the things you’ll need to do if you are successful with your application for a Friendship Grant.

November 2018* Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified
December 2018* Signing of grant agreements between DFAT and successful applicants
February 2019* DFAT Friendship Grants briefing — compulsory for grant recipients
June 2019* Mid-term reports due from grant recipients
January 2020* Final reports due from grant recipients
February 2020* Friendship Grants Learning Forum — compulsory for grant recipients. Round 1 Friendship Grant funding expended.
* Subject to change

Grant agreement

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

DFAT Friendship Grants Briefing and Learning Forum

Successful applicants will send one person from their Australian community organisation (ACO) to the mandatory briefing from 6 to 7 February 2019 and Learning Forum in February 2020, both in Canberra. Funding for one ACO representative to attend the Friendship Grants Briefing and Learning Forum can come from the 'Administration Costs' component of Grant funding. Please see the Guidelines [PDF 1.37 MB] | [Word 1.28 MB] for further details.


Friendship Grant recipients must complete a mid-term and final report on their Activity. You can download the 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.

Friendship Grants Monitoring and Evaluation Guidance Note [PDF 150 KB] | [Word 170 KB]

Last Updated: 29 November 2018