Indonesia COVID-19 Relief Fund

The State Government has allocated $2 million in relief funding to assist Indonesia as it manages its second wave of COVID-19. 

Western Australia's closest international neighbour is working to contain the highly transmissible Delta variant, with more than 22,000 new cases a day following last month's peak of 56,750.

The Indonesia COVID-19 Relief Fund will be similar to the model announced by the State Government for India in May, allowing local community organisations to work with partners to provide on-the-ground support.

The $2 million Indonesia COVID-19 Relief Fund will be delivered as a single closed application process, available to Indonesian community associations based in Western Australia. The fund will be administered through a grant program by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

Eligible applicants will be required to directly partner with a registered, not-for-profit Australian charity with operations in Indonesia, or affiliated with a reputable and officially registered not-for-profit Indonesian charity.

Funding will be allocated as a one-off grant directed through the Australian charity organisation to support COVID-19 crisis relief activities on-the-ground in Indonesia within 3 months of its receipt. 

Enquiries can be directed to grants@omi.wa.gov.au or 08 6552 1729.

Western Australians can also donate to the Indonesian COVID-19 Emergency Response through a fund set up by the Australia Indonesia Business Council and Save the Children. Donations can be made through the fund's website here

Page reviewed 19 August 2021