The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities managed by Heads of Australian Missions in approximately 45 countries. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships.

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Effective January 1, 2012, Bahamas, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago became ineligible for DAP funding having graduated from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) list of Official Development Assistance (ODA) on January 1, 2012.

Proposals are now being considered for the 2013-14 financial year. Interested persons can submit an official DAP Application form along with a detailed budget to Steffan Bryce, DAP Coordinator, via e-mail at




What it aids:

  • Sustainable grass root programs
  • Small-scale support


  • Eligible to individuals, community groups, international or Australian NGOs, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums or other organizations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis
  • Note also that a portion of the project cost will made with their own funds or in-kind support

DAP is a one-time grant for a project which takes less than 12 months to implement.

Target beneficiaries are:

– women
– children and youth
– people living with disabilities
– the rural and urban poor

Application process:

  • ·         Submit application in writing to the Australian High Commission or relevant Consulate
  • ·         Answer all question on the application form


Application duration:

  • The application usually takes four months to be processed.