Deadline: 5th August 2020 | 

The Australia-ASEAN Council COVID-19 Special Grants Round aims to support continuity in people-to-people and institutional engagement between Australia and Southeast Asia during and following the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, when restrictions on travel and social distancing will limit opportunities for face-to-face engagement and inward and outbound visits.

The grant round will target online and other activities or forms of engagement that help bring people together through virtual means and build cross-cultural linkages, but do not require travel and are consistent with government restrictions in response to COVID-19.

The round will also prioritise applications that directly contribute to the priority needs of Southeast Asian countries during and immediately following the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Special Grant Round Guidelines
The Australia-ASEAN Council invites applications from eligible individuals or organisations for funding under the 2020 COVID-19 Special Grants Round.

These guidelines set out the purpose of the grant opportunity, the eligibility and assessment criteria, how grant applications are monitored and evaluated, responsibilities and expectations in relation to the opportunity.

You must read these guidelines before filling out an application for an Australia-ASEAN Council grant.
Australia-ASEAN Council COVID-19 Special Grant Round Guidelines [PDF 525 KB]
Australia-ASEAN Council COVID-19 Special Grant Round Guidelines [Word 255 KB]

To submit an application, visit the official link below:


Contact details
If you have any questions, email the AAC Secretariat at or call (02) 6261 1333 before 3pm AEST on 29 July 2020.

About the AAC
The Australia-ASEAN Council (AAC) was launched on 8 September 2015 to generate opportunities for Australian business, education, science, innovation and the arts to work with partners in Southeast Asia.

The council’s mission is to increase knowledge and promote Australia’s interests in Southeast Asia by initiating and supporting activities to enhance understanding and links between people and institutions in Australia and 10 countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Apply before 5th August, 2020