Overveiw of the Direct Aid Program (DAP)
The Direct Aid Program is a competitive small grants program funded by the Australian Aid program which aims to support community projects that align with Australia's aid program priorities. The program is founded on a set of principles which:
advance developmental outcomes in countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) through projects primarily focused on practical and tangible results,
support Australia's wider foreign and trade policy interests and public diplomacy objectives, including promoting a distinctive and positive image of Australia, and
allow for a wide geographic reach reflecting that Australia has global interests and that DAP provides an effective way to build relationships and maintain Australia's profile.
Community groups and organisations can apply for grants of up to TOP 15,000 for projects that demonstrate a strong benefit to local communities and align with the priority areas -
Click on the DAP Guidlines 2023-2024 for more information.
2023-24 DAP Rounds
The DAP will open for three rounds in the 2023-24 financial year –
Round 1: 7 - 18 August 2023
Round 2: 20 November - 01 December 2023
Round 3: 18 - 29 March 2024
Applications for Round 1 2023-24 will open on 7 August until 5pm 18 August, 2023.
Applications should be submitted online through this link: https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/DapRound1_2324
However, if you fo not have access to the internet and require a hard copy application please contact the DAP Program Manager on [email protected] or contact 20411.
For more information:
Photo: Australia's Direct Aid Program funded for Reforestation Kanokupolu & Ha'atafu Coastal project, 2022