Applications for the next round of the Australia Awards – Africa Alumni Small Grants (Round 2 – 2018) will open on 14 August 2017.
Round 2 – 2018 will provide funding to Alumni groups under the following two categories:
- Development Projects of Alumni groups / Alumni Communities of Practice
Under this category, the Grant Scheme provides funding to assist groups of members or communities of practice to carry out activities that have a clear intended development benefit linked to the development objectives of their home country or region. The Small Grants will not be awarded to individual Alumni.
- Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities of Alumni Associations
Alumni Associations may also apply for the Small Grants to offer Continued Professional Development (CPD) activities for their members in collaboration and agreement with Australia Awards and the relevant Post. The Grant Scheme provides funding to enable Alumni Associations to carry out once-off professional development activities which is to the benefit of the Alumni Association members and are shared with all Alumni who are interested. These training programs should be in cohesion with those of Australia Awards - Africa’s Alumni Engagement Strategy and agreed within the Alumni governance committee of an Alumni Association.
All nominations must be completed and submitted online by 29 September 2017, COB (17:00 – South Africa). The link to the online application form is https://form.myjotform.com/70671788532566 (available from 14 August 2017). Guidelines are available on the Australia Awards website at http://www.australiaawardsafrica.org/small-grants/.