|Donor:||Australian Embassy in India|
|Application procedure:||Online Application|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation|
|Grant size:||Small - up to $100,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||-|
|Maximum grant size:||-|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Agriculture & Rural Development
- Capacity Building
- Children & Youth
- Environment & Natural Resources
- Governance & Democracy
- Human Rights
- Social Inclusion
- Water & Sanitation
- Women & Gender
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts. 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. DAP projects should promote a distinctive and positive image of Australia.
While they always seek a diversity of projects, this year we are especially looking for projects that will support development through:
- COVID relief and other areas impacted by the pandemic (such as livelihoods, education and health)
- WASH or water management
- Education or skills training
- Empowerment of women and girls
- Projects should be self-contained, with finite time lines.
DAP funding is available to individuals, community groups, academic institutions and NGOs engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis.
Actions must take place in India.
Grants are typically provided up to 10 Lakh INR. The majority of grant funding must be used to cover the direct project expenses (excluding staff salaries). Any administrative costs given by the application should comply with current FCRA rules. Funding recipients must meet some of the project costs from their own funds or in-kind support.
Submissions are now being accepted online. Submissions close at 6:00PM 30 June 2024.