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.

Close date: 16 Mar 2020 12:00 AM AEDT.

What do you get?

Between $10,000 to $40,000.

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 objectives of the CARR funding program are:

  • innovation and sustainability (eg environment, energy and waste management)
  • art and culture
  • social change (eg Work Health and Safety (WHS), health promotion, food/water safety, disease prevention)

Funding of between $10,000 and $40,000 per year is available.

Funding for multicultural festivals and film festivals will be capped at $15,000.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be one of the following entity type
    • an Australian entity with an Australian business number (ABN) or Australian company number (ACN)
    • an Australian consortium with a lead organisation
    • an Australian registered charity or not-for-profit
    • an Australian local government body
    • an Australian State/Territory government body
    • a corporate Commonwealth entity
    • an Australian statutory authority
    • an Australian or permanent resident of Australia
    • a non-Australian citizen / resident individual or organisation from the Arab world working in partnership with an Australian individual or organisation, where this will enhance Australian economic, cultural and social relations with the Arab world
    • holders of an Indigenous corporation number (ICN)
  • be willing to provide or develop child protection guidelines for your project if it involves people under the age of 18 years

How do you apply?

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

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