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Elder Doreen Harris, Photographed by Martine Perret
A Reef VR Game Developed by Griffith IDEAS Lab

The Australian National Commission for UNESCO provides support to projects which will further National Commission and UNESCO priorities and objectives as set out in UNESCO’s approved Programme and Budget for 2018-19 (39 C/5) and Medium-Term Strategy for 2014-2021 (37 C/4) [PDF]. They include:

  • Attaining quality education for all and lifelong learning.

  • Mobilizing science knowledge and policy for sustainable development.

  • Protecting, promoting and transmitting heritage.

  • Fostering cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue.

  • Building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.

Applications Currently Closed

The Australian National Commission for UNESCO's small grants program opens for applications on Thursday 27 September 2018.

Applications close on Friday 23 November 2018 at 5pm (AEST).

This year applications will be processed online using the SmartyGrants website. Please refer to the Grant Guidelines 2018-19 for further information.

Australian National Commission for UNESCO Grants Scheme Guidelines 2018-19 [PDF 500 KB] | [DOCX 500 KB]

There is no requirement to provide hardcopies or email the application. If you experience any issues with the process please contact the Secretariat for the National Commission for UNESCO at natcom.unesco@dfat.gov.au. Questions should be sent no later than 5pm (AEST) on Friday 16 November 2018.