Donor: Australian Embassy in Sri Lanka
Application procedure: Full Proposal, Online Application
Donor base: Australia
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: 13.11.2020

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 40.000$
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Disability
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion
  • Women & Gender

Project Locations

  1. Asia

      Maldives, Sri Lanka


1) Objective

The Australian High Commission’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program available on a not-for-profit basis to provide immediate relief for marginalised communities. The DAP aims to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship where it is needed most. They accept high quality applications that have a strong development focus and are aimed at strengthening communities in Sri Lanka and Maldives. DAP projects should be aimed primarily at achieving practical and tangible outcomes, such as: poverty alleviation; community health; schools/education; small-scale infrastructure; rural development; gender equality, environmental benefits including managing or adapting to climate change; ad hoc humanitarian relief. The focus should be on activities that have a direct impact and may include capacity building projects, particularly in the areas of governance and human rights engagement.

  • For Sri Lanka projects: (1) Support economic livelihood opportunities, particularly for women and people with disabilities; (2) PPromote social inclusion and cohesion; and (3) Strengthen and support community responsive approaches on good governance and peace-building.
  • For Maldives projects: (1) Promote oceans conservation and environmental sustainability; (2) Promote social inclusion and cohesion; and (3) Strengthen and support community responsive approaches on good governance and the rule of law.

2) Eligibility

DAP funding is available to legally registered community groups and NGOs, academic institutions and local government institutions engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis.

3) Location

Actions must take place in Sri Lanka and/or Maldives.

4) Budget

Applications are generally for one year and valued up to AUD 60,000 (US$40,000).

5) Application

The Direct Aid Program is currently open for applications until 13 November 2020. All applications should be submitted online via the Smartygrants platform.

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