Intercultural Understanding Partnership (ICUP) Grants

The Intercultural Understanding Partnership (ICUP) is a national initiative created by Together For Humanity (TFH) and funded by the Australian Government. We partner with the Jewish Christian Muslim Association (JCMA) in Victoria and The Abraham Institute in South Australia to support ICUP projects.

Each year, schools are invited to apply for the program. Successful schools receive consultation time with TFH intercultural experts and financial support to improve the learning and wellbeing of students by addressing a cross-cultural and/or interfaith challenge in their school community.

For more information, see ICUP FAQs.

Applications for round 1 of ICUP 2022 are now closed. 

From time to time, we offer additional partnership grants. If you would like to stay informed about ICUP opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter or check this website for updates.

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The first ICUP Grants were offered in 2020-2021:

  • 35 schools
  • 5 states
  • 27 projects
  • >$179,000 to address cross-cultural challenges

Participating schools included small and large, public and private, primary and secondary schools in metropolitan and regional areas.

Projects addressed a range of issues including: 

  • increased incidents of racism as a result COVID
  • challenges arising in schools with a high number of refugee enrolments
  • the need to provide regional students with an understanding of, and connection to, people from different cultures
  • the need to facilitate greater belonging for indigenous students, and more


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