Australia Japan Foundation Grant Program

The Australia Japan Foundation Grant Program provides businesses and individuals with funding to undertake projects that strengthen Australia-Japan relations, enhance Australia's international reputation and promote cultural understanding.


What do you get?

Funding of between $10,000 and $40,000.

Who is this for?

Businesses and individuals wanting to strengthen relations with Japan.


The Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) aims to increase:

  • understanding in Japan of shared interests with Australia
  • understanding in Australia of the importance of Japan to Australia as an economic and strategic partner
  • recognition in Japan of Australian excellence and expertise

The AJF grant program supports innovative projects that promote people-to-people engagement between Australian and Japan in a number of priority areas, including:

  • communication, information and advocacy
  • economic diplomacy and geopolitics
  • education and Australian studies
  • scientific innovation
  • society, culture and sport

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must be one of the following entity types:

  • an Australian entity with an Australian business number (ABN), Australian company number (ACN) or Indigenous Corporation Number (ICN)
  • an Australian consortium with a lead organisation
  • an Australian or permanent resident of Australia
  • an Australian registered charity or not-for-profit organisation
  • an Australian local government body
  • an Australian State/Territory government body
  • a corporate Commonwealth entity
  • an Australian statutory authority

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Australia-Japan Foundation.

Funding for businesses and individuals wanting to strengthen relations with Japan