Donor base: Australia
Application procedure: Concept Note, Full Proposal
Eligible applicants: Individual, Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Annual number of calls: Up to 20

Financial details

Donor size: Large - more than $5,000,000
Funding instruments: Grants, Loans, Other
Annual funding volume: More than $20,000,000
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Research, Technology & Innovation
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

  2. America

      Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, Mexico

  3. Asia

      Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Iraq, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria, Vietnam

  4. Pacific

      Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


1) About

The Australian Agency for International Development is the Australian Government agency responsible for managing Australia’s overseas aid program. The purpose of the aid program is to promote Australia’s national interests by contributing to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. This is pursued by focusing on two development outcomes: supporting private sector development and strengthening human development. The Australian Government’s development policy also aims at promoting prosperity, reducing poverty and enhancing stability.

2) Thematic interest

  • Infrastructure, trade facilitation and international competitiveness
  • Agriculture, fisheries and water
  • Effective governance: policies, institutions and functioning economies
  • Education and health
  • Building resilience: humanitarian assistance, disaster risk reduction and social protection
  • Gender equality and empowering women and girls

3) Focus Countries

The Australian aid program focuses on the Indo-Pacific region but also offers aid to South-East and East Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, ASEAN and Mekong, Philippines, Timor-Leste, Vietnam), South and West Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), Middle East and North Africa (Iraq, Palestinian Territories, Syria), Latin America and the Caribbean and Sub Saharan Africa.

4) Application Procedure

AusAID offers various funding schemes for non-profits and for-profit organisations such as: aid for trade, disability-inclusive development, global development, private sector development, or research. Non-government organisations can access AusAID funding through: (1) Australian NGO Cooperation Program: for Australian development NGOs only; (2) the Direct Aid Program (DAP): which is also open for local NGOs, calls for proposals are published regularly; and (3) Australia Awards: these are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the Australian Government.

5) Contact

Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
R G Casey Building
John McEwen Crescent
Barton ACT 0221 Australia

T: +61 2 6261 1111
F: +61 2 6261 3111
E: please use the online form

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