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 (up to $10,000) to address an intercultural and/or interfaith challenge in their school community and improve the learning and wellbeing of students.

We believe that working together is more effective than working in isolation – good partnerships create benefits for all partners. We value partnerships where we work collaboratively towards a common goal.

For more information, see ICUP FAQs.

Applications for Round 3 of ICUP 2023 are now open 

To apply for an ICUP Grant, please complete our online Expression of Interest application

If preferred, an application can be completed using either a PDF or Word document copy of the form, and emailed to 

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.

Thanks to our partner

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Together For Humanity programs are supported by the Australian Government Department of Education through the Connected Youth and Communities initiative.

A Snapshot: ICUP Round 1 (2020-2021) and Round 2 (2023-2024)

  • 71 schools
  • 5 states
  • 63 projects
  • 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
  • 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


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