Direct Aid Program (DAP)
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a community development program funded by the Australian Government. The program aims to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia's broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
The Direct Aid Program is a competitive small grants program funded by the Australian Aid program. Grants of up to 8000 pa'anga are available for proposals that can demonstrate a strong benefit to local communities in line with the priorities of the Australian Aid program in Tonga.
In 2020-21, we particularly welcome proposals for projects that address the following needs:
- people with disabilities, women and girls, livelihoods, human rights, environment and climate change, community health, arts and culture, youth and social inclusion
Please read the guidelines for DAP 2020-21 thoroughly before applying.
For more information visit: https://www.dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/direct-aid-program/pages/direct-aid-program
For information about our child protection policies visit: https://www.dfat.gov.au/international-relations/themes/child-protection/Pages/child-protection
To apply for a grant under DAP R3 2020-2021, click here: https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/Tonga_DAP_R3_2020-2021
Applications close at 5pm on 21 May 2021.
Photo: Mai e Nima Cooking Show, sponsored by Australia's Direct Aid Program in 2015
Photo: BSP children's playground, jointly funded by BSP, Tonga Netball and Australia's Direct Aid Program in 2017
Photo: Australia's Direct Aid Program funded the purchase of a screen reader and braille equipment for visually impaired students at Tupou Tertiary Institute in 2018