Australian High Commission
Cook Islands

Community Grants Program

Australia-Cook Islands Community Grants Program

The Australia-Cook Islands Community Grants Program is a flexible, small grants program funded by the Australian Government, available to non-government organisations and community groups to respond to community priorities. It is not suitable for private businesses.

The Community Grants Program will fund projects that have a direct, practical and immediate impact, and we encourage applications with a focus on community and/or rural development, education, gender equality, health and disability, sport, youth, human rights, the environment, small scale infrastructure, economic empowerment or agriculture.

The maximum grant amount is NZD 15,000 per year, per applicant. There is no minimum grant amount, but we encourage applications of between NZD 5,000 and 15,000.

The round open in September each year. To be notified of the opening and provided with guidelines, email [email protected]

The Australian High Commissioner visits the vanilla farm of Griffith Robati, in Ruaau, Puaikura district, Rarotonga in 2021.