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.


What do 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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