The Australian High Commission's Direct Aid Program
NOTE: The High Commission is currently transitioning to a new on-line format for project proposals under its Direct Aid Program and expect to be able to commence receiving applications from organisations as from mid/late August 2017.
The Australian High Commission\'s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants scheme designed to assist community organisations working in fields such as poverty alleviation, education, sanitation, health, human rights, rural development and conservation.
Projects must have a tangible and direct development outcome. Priority is given to proposals that help alleviate poverty in a sustainable way; contribute to skills development; promote women’s social and economic empowerment; address significant community health issues; and/or support the needs of children, youth, disabled persons and other disadvantaged groups.
Organisations can apply for funding of any amount up to AUD60,000 per project.
DAP funds are project based and ARE NOT used for items such as: salaries, purchase of property (including vehicles, land, or a building), rent, electricity charges, transport, international travel, office running costs, other administrative and organisational costs such as general promotion or monitoring and evaluation, micro-credit schemes, commercial ventures or cash donations.
Applications should be submitted in English and in French. Please complete the DAP Application Form that is located in the 'Development Cooperation section' of our website under the main menu and send this to the High Commission with requested information including any invoices / quotes for the items outlined in your proposal. (DAP normally operates by funding specific quotations. If this does not apply to your project please ensure that your proposal has a complete budget.)
Further information on the Direct Aid Program, including project application forms is available on the Development Cooperation page of our website. Public enquires can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: while email submission is preferred, please note that emails exceeding 4mb will not be received).
Note: Only successful applicants will be contacted.