Donor: Australian Embassy in Nepal
Application procedure: Full Proposal, Online Application
Donor base: Australia
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 30.06.2021

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: 14.000$
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 42.500$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Agriculture & Rural Development
  • Capacity Building
  • Children & Youth
  • Disability
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food Security
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Asia



1) Objective

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. DAP activities should primarily be aimed at achieving practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. DAP is able to fund activities that have a direct, practical and immediate impact, including capacity building programs in the areas of governance and human rights engagement.

They will favourably consider projects: (1) in the areas of community and/or rural development, education, gender equality, disabilities, youth, human rights, the environment, small-scale infrastructure, economic empowerment and ad hoc humanitarian relief; (2) where applicants and their communities make a contribution in labour, materials, transport or cash; (3) sporting for development; (4) that enhance educational and cultural exchanges and people-to-people links; (5) that are achievable and have sustainable outcomes; and (6) projects that provide educational or occupational/skills training.

2) Eligibility

DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in countries that are eligible for official development assistance (ODA).

3) Location

Actions must take place in Nepal.

4) Budget

Funding amount ranges from AUD 20,000 to AUD 60,000 in three annual grant rounds.

5) Application

Applications close on 30 June 2021.

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