Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR)

The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) provides businesses and individuals with funding for projects to enhance Australia's economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Between $20,000 to $70,000.

Who is this for?

Businesses and individuals.


The Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CARR) aims to strengthen relations between Australia and the Arab world by:

  • empowering the peoples of Australia and the Arab world to develop a holistic and contemporary mutual understanding
  • supporting activities that encourage increased trade and investment between the two regions
  • supporting positive and collaborative relationships between Australia's Arab diaspora communities and the broader Australian community

The priority sectors for the CARR funding program are:

  • health and sport
  • arts and culture
  • tourism
  • education
  • gender equality
  • sustainability

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be registered for the purposes of goods and services tax (GST)
  • have an account with an Australian institution
  • be one of the following entity types:
    • a company incorporated in Australia
    • a company incorporated by guarantee
    • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
    • an incorporated association (e.g a community organisation running at a profit)
    • a partnership
    • an individual
    • a not-for-profit organisation
    • permanent resident of Australia
    • a joint (consortia) application with a lead organisation
    • an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander corporation

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Council for Australian-Arab Relations.

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