The following funding programs provide further opportunities for involvement in Australia's aid program.
Government Partnerships for Development facility (GPFD)
The GPFD will fund a range of activities with a focus on assisting the development of counterpart agencies in partner countries, drawing on the skills, knowledge and expertise of Commonwealth, state and territory government agencies, and public universities.
Details on the GPFD
Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS)
The Australian Development Research Awards Scheme (ADRAS)is designed to attract quality research that informs policy development and increases the general stock of knowledge around development issues.
Australian Leadership Awards—Fellowships
Fellowships grants are available for short-term study, research, and professional attachment programs in Australia delivered by Australian organisations. Fellowships target current and emerging leaders from the Asia-Pacific region and foster existing linkages between community, civil society, private sector, research, academia and Australian government agencies. Applications are sought and assessed on a competitive basis from Australian organisations.
Details on Leadership Awards
Community-based Climate Change Action Grants
In recognition of the important role that non-government organisations (NGOs) play in developing and implementing community-based climate change responses, the Australian Government is committing up to $30 million over two years to Community-based Climate Change Action Grants to support adaptation and mitigation activities in developing countries.
Details on the Community-based Climate Change Action Grants
Community-based adaptation activity grants—International Climate Change Adaptation Initiative
The Australian Government called for applications for Australian and international non-government organisations (NGOs) to work with local organisations to scale up current successful community–based adaptation activities or to build an adaptation component onto existing community–based activities in the Pacific region and Timor-Leste.
The call for applications closed on 26 February 2010.
Generic feedback from the selection process
Enterprise Challenge Fund for the Pacific and South-East Asia (
ECF aims to reduce poverty by encouraging private sector led pro-poor growth. Through open competition, up to 50 per cent of project costs will be awarded to private sector firms to undertake projects in selected countries in the Pacific and South-East Asia. The scheme operates in 9 countries (Fiji, Papua New Guinea, selected provinces of Indonesia, southern Philippines, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Cambodia, Laos and Timor-Leste) and projects are currently underway.
Details on the
Human Rights Grants Scheme
This initiative provides small grants to in-country organisations (primarily non-government) for activities aimed at promoting and protecting human rights in a direct and tangible way.
Details on the Human Rights Grants Scheme
International Seminar Support Scheme (ISSS)
The ISSS program provides financial support for selected participants to attend development-oriented international seminars in Australia and overseas.
Details on the International Seminar Support Scheme
NGO funding schemes
For information on
NGO funding schemes see
Funding Schemes for Non-Government Organisations.