Title: Direct Aid Program
Donor Agency: Australian High Commission in Pakistan
Themes & Interventions: Education, Environment, Health, Water
Min. Budget: 00
Max. Budget: AUD 60,00
Applications for the 2021-22 project cycle are now open! All applications for the 2021-22 cycle must be submitted online at https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/DAPIslamabad2021-22
If you have any questions while completing your application, please contact us on +92 51 835 5500 or at DAP.Islamabad@dfat.gov.au during business hours. Make sure to include your application number in your email subject.
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded from Australia's aid budget. It has the flexibility to work with local communities in developing countries on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development consistent with Australia's national interest.
It sits alongside Australia's longer-term country and multilateral development strategies and with its wide geographical reach plays an important role in supporting local community efforts towards poverty reduction across the globe.
The program is founded on a set of principles which:
DAP projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women's empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.
DAP projects engage a wide range of partners including community groups, non-government organisations, educational institutions and local governments. Through helping people in need we can show Australia is a supportive and trusted partner in addressing aid challenges in partner countries.
In 2019-20, over 230 projects were funded in over 60 countries.
Funding is available on a not-for-profit basis to community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in countries that are eligible for ODA.
There is no minimum amount that a single DAP project can receive but the maximum is $60,000 over the life of the project (dependent on the country). Activities can run up to a maximum of two years.
The management of the Direct Aid Program varies from mission to mission. To find out more about how the program is managed in a particular country, please contact the Australian mission overseas that administers DAP in that country.
Stories about projects funded by the DAP can also be found on the social media of the Australian mission overseas that administers DAP.
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