$250,000 for local Canberra Organisations

Senator for the ACT, the Hon Zed Seselja, today congratulates the organisations in Canberra that have been offered almost $250,000 in Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF) grants to help promote collaboration between Australia and Japan.

The seven AJF grants in the 2017-18 round have been awarded to:
• The ANU – Australia-Japan Research Centre;
• ACT Australia-Japan Society ;
• Touch Football Australia;
• Capital Woodlands and Wetlands Conservation Association;
• Questacon;
• National Museum of Australia; and
• The ANU.

“All of these organisations are delivering projects which are examples of the diverse and innovative ideas that are being implemented right around Australia. These are ideas to help strengthen linkages between Australia and Japan and promote our economic, artistic and cultural assets. This is great news for Canberra.” Senator Seselja said.

“This year’s programs include projects such as helping young Japanese people who lost parents in the disastrous 2011 Tsunami, assisting the Japan Touch Association to build governance, commercial and sports development models and assist Questacon deliver a hands-on science circus to the Kansai region of Japan.

“For over forty years, the Foundation has supported sustainable partnerships between Australian and Japanese institutions, professional bodies, non-governmental organisations, private sector organisations and individuals in business, innovation and science, the arts, media, education and sport.

The AJF is administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. For more information about the AJF, successful grant recipients and the grants program, go to: www.dfat.gov.au/ajf