Today I announce the recipients of grants funded by the Australia-India Council.

In 2016-17, 19 grants worth $630,000 have been awarded. Each year the Council awards grants to high-quality projects which bolster links between Australia and India by building and enhancing relationships across public policy, education, science, sport, and arts and culture.

The successful grants include:

  • An exchange between TAFE NSW and India’s Centurion University to share expertise on best practice for training Indigenous learners;
  • Collaboration between the University of New South Wales and Indian scientists to develop effective new water purification systems for India’s water supply;
  • Development of a website by Women’s Legal Service Tasmania and TRS Law Offices in India to provide young Indian women with information about their rights and domestic violence early intervention programs; 
  • A sports program undertaken jointly in India by Hockey Australia and the Dabang Mumbai Hockey Club to share expertise in hockey training;
  • A project by Soft Tread Enterprises to tell the story of historical links between Australia and India through theatrical and literary performances; and
  • A collaboration between the Queensland University of Technology and KM Music Conservatory Chennai to develop new approaches to music curriculum and facilitate ongoing exchanges with New Colombo Plan students

More information about the Australia-India Council, the grants program and a full list of successful grant recipients is available on the Australia-India Council website.

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