Australian Aid: Friendship Grants have commenced the second round and accepting applications. Many Australian organizations, including charities, local government groups, professional organizations, diaspora groups, and volunteer groups are already working hard to help communities in their region. Further, These organizations have unique, on-the-ground experience working in international development and have forged strong relationships with local communities overseas.
Moreover, Strong relationships between Australian communities and communities in their region are an effective way to promote inclusive development, regional security and poverty reduction. Also, The three-year Australian Aid: Friendship Grants competition will bring some of the best of these organizations into the Australian aid program by providing grants of $30,000 to $60,000, allowing them to expand or enhance their existing international development activities.
Further, In Round 1, more than 200 applications were received, with 46 community organizations awarded Friendship Grants from across Australia, enabling them to expand or enhance their international development work with their neighbors in 15 countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
In November 2017, the Australian Government released the Foreign Policy White Paper (the White Paper). Further, setting out a framework for Australia’s future international engagement. The White Paper recognizes that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (DFAT’s) work with a wide range of partners will help to maximize the impact of Australia’s development assistance program. It will also help Australia to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG 17: Revitalise the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.
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|Organizer||Australian Government Australian|