Donor: Australian Embassy Mauritius
Application procedure: Full Proposal
Donor base: Australia
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 25.10.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 35.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Climate Change
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Africa

      Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius


1) Objective

The Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants scheme designed to assist community organisations working in fields such as poverty alleviation, education, sanitation, health, human rights, rural development and conservation. Projects must have a tangible and direct development outcome. Priority is given to proposals that help alleviate poverty in a sustainable way; contribute to skills development; promote women’s social and economic empowerment; address significant community health issues; and/or support the needs of children, youth, disabled persons and other disadvantaged groups.

DAP activities are primarily aimed at achieving practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. Projects that might act as a catalyst for additional development of the community or a model for similar developments elsewhere will be welcomed. Proposals that have a disability focus are encouraged. Current priorities under Port Louis DAP are as follows:

  • Human Rights/Governance
  • Environment including climate change
  • Blue economy
  • Gender Equality
  • Humanitarian or livelihood support

2) Eligibility 

Organisations eligible for funding include non-government organisations (NGOs), not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) and local government agencies.

3) Location 

Actions must take place in Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar.

4) Budget 

Organisations can apply for funding of any amount up to AUD 60,000 (€35,000) per project.

5) Application 

Submissions close at midnight 25 Oktober 2023. All applications must be submitted online.

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