The Australia Japan Foundation has announced the recipients of the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) grants for 2023-24.
The AJF advances Australia’s foreign and trade policy interests with Japan by supporting partnerships in areas of shared interest and increasing Australian engagement with Japan.
The 21 recipients in 2023-24 include:
- An inaugural 1.5-Track Trilateral Dialogue between representatives of Australia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea hosted by the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. The dialogue will provide a new forum to enhance coordination, strengthen ties and support shared strategic objectives. This will be co-funded by the Australia-Korea Foundation.
- A new partnership between Australian Blind Football and the Japan Blind Football Association to support cooperation and international matches in women’s blind football, men’s blind football and partially sighted futsal.
- Support for The Shepherd Centre to share Australian expertise and build Japanese capability in listening and spoken language early intervention for children with hearing loss in Japan.
- In celebration of 40 years of cooperation, support for Meals on Wheels South Australia and Meals on Wheels Japan to develop innovative responses to the challenges of ageing populations, poor nutrition, food insecurity of children and seniors, and social isolation.
A full list of successful grant recipients is available on the AJF website.