Next steps

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.


18 June 2018 Applications open
20 August 2018 Questions can be asked through the round. The cut off for questions is 9:00am 20 August 2018.
6:00pm (AEST) 28 August 2018 Applications close.
November 2018* Successful and unsuccessful applicants notified
November 2018* Signing of grant agreements between DFAT and successful applicants
December 2018* Friendship Grants Bootcamp – compulsory for grant recipients
From December 2018* Round 1 Friendship Grants activities commence
June 2019* Mid-term reports due from grant recipients
December 2019* Friendship Grants Learning Forum – compulsory for grant recipients. Round 1 Friendship Grant funding expended
January 2020* Final reports due from grant recipients

* Subject to change

Grant agreement

If your Friendship Grant application is successful, you will need to sign a legally binding agreement with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

You can download the draft grant agreement here:

Draft grant agreement – [PDF 142 KB] | [Word 87 KB]

Bootcamp and Learning Forum

Successful applicants will need to send one person from their Australian community organisation (ACO) to the mandatory Bootcamp in December 2018 and Learning Forum in December 2019, both in Canberra. Funding for one ACO representative to attend the Bootcamp 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.


Successful applicants will need to 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 successful applicants 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 August 2018