The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that works directly with communities in developing countries. It focuses on supporting small-scale aid activities that deliver practical and tangible results.
DAP supports local community efforts towards poverty reduction and engages a wide range of partners including non-government organisations, community groups, educational institutions, health facilities and local governments.
Through helping people in need, Australia demonstrates that it is a supportive and trusted partner in addressing global aid challenges in partner countries, including Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Focus sectors :
- water and sanitation
- environmental protection
- women’s empowerment and gender equality
- supporting people with disabilities
- economic livelihoods
- food security
- human rights
Grant information :
Funding per project is limited to €15.000.
The deadline for submitting applications is 4 August (midnight, Portuguese time).