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IRGP – Australia Indonesia Institute (AII)


This program aims to provide seed funding for innovative programs and initiatives which strengthen people-to-people and institutional links with Indonesia and deepen mutual understanding and cooperation between Australia and Indonesia. It was established to contribute to a more broadly based and enduring relationship between Australia and Indonesia and to project positive images of Australia and Indonesia in both countries.

The program is part of International Relations Grants Program (IRGP) that aims to promote people-to-people links and a contemporary and positive image of Australia and support for the Australian government’s international policy goals.

Grant applications for a minimum of $10,000 or maximum of $40,000 per year will be considered. It is anticipated that most grants will be between $20,000 and $30,000 per year, depending on the scope of the grant activity and its complexity. Co-contributions from the applicants and other parties strengthen their application.

A total funding pool of $400,000 is available in 2019-20 subject to appropriation, starting in July 2019.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants must be:
- One of the following entity types:
a) Australian entity with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Australian Company Number (ACN)
b) Consortium with a lead organisation
c) Registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
d) Australian local government body
e) Australian State/Territory government body
f) Corporate Commonwealth entity
g) Australian statutory authority
h) Australian or permanent resident of Australia
i) Indonesian citizen or organisation
- Willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for their project if it involves people under the age of 18 years.

Applications from consortium are acceptable, provided they have a lead applicant who is the main driver of the project and is eligible as per the list above.

Individuals who intend the grant to be administered by a university should apply on behalf of the university (i.e. their university is the applicant).

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects include those that relate to the program's priority areas, which are:
- Social initiatives (including entrepreneurship, religion, sport and health)
- Contemporary arts & culture
- Education
- Youth
- Gender and women’s empowerment
- Disability

Eligible costs include:
- Economy flights, modest accommodation costs, meals and travel allowances, other transport
- Communication and translation
- Venue hire and catering
- Advertising and promotion, graphic design, photography and printed material
- Production costs, including freight and artists’ wages

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
- The proposal has clearly defined objectives consistent with one or more of AII’s strategic objectives. Preference will be given to activities that build community and institutional linkages rather than to activities that would normally be considered for research grants by relevant Australian and international institutions.
- The project outcomes:
a) Are achievable within the stated timeframe.
b) Offer prospects for ongoing self-sustaining activity in the area/s of education, arts and culture, religion and society, civil society and media and science, technology and innovation.
c) Represent value for money.
- Where possible, support requested from AII should constitute seed-funding, to encourage financial assistance from other sources including corporate sponsors, and/or future self-sustainability.
- The applicant demonstrates the ability to plan, manage and evaluate the project, including evidence of qualifications/experience.
- Cultural competency.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Not an Australian, a permanent resident of Australia or an Australian organisation and they are not an Indonesian citizen or organisation.
- A previous applicant who has failed to provide a full and proper acquittal of an earlier grant.
- Capital expenditure, including purchase of real estate and vehicles.
- Purchase of equipment (for example, musical instruments, computers, videos, photographic or printing equipment).
- The covering of retrospective costs or recurrent funding of activities.

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of restrictions.

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  • Export
  • Business Support
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Recipients 2018-09-24 Download
Guidelines 2019-02-08 Download

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Status Pending
Opening Date 5 Feb 2019
Start By Date 7 Mar 2019
Closing Date 21 Mar 2019
Closing Information
This program is available biannually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Min.Funding $10,000
Max.Funding $40,000
Total Funding Pool $400,000(Est)
Co-contribution Yes 1:1
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Innovation and R&D
Arts : Other
CommunityServices : Other
Education : Other
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
Media and Entertainment
Information Technology and Communication (ICT)
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Federal
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Administrator
Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII)
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