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.

The grant is no longer available

What 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.