Direct Aid Program to support Development Projects

Australian High Commission Fiji
Last date: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Detailed Description

The Australian High Commission Fiji is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program with an aim to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia’s broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

The Direct Aid Program is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the
Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts.

DAP supports projects that provide direct benefits to those most in need in the local community, including
vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, women, children and youth and people with disabilities.

Funding Information

Applicants can apply for a maximum of AUD30, 000 (around FJD50, 000) over the life of the project.


The Australian High Commission’s DAP program will favorably consider projects:

  • 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;
  • where applicants and their communities make a contribution in labour, materials, transport or cash;
  • that involve sporting activities targeting a disadvantaged group;
  • that enhance educational and cultural exchanges and people-to-people links;
  • that are achievable and have sustainable outcomes;
  • that provide educational or occupational/skills training and have a clear plan for measuring the success of the training.

Eligibility Criteria

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

How to Apply

All applications for the 2016-17 DAP program must be submitted via given website.

Eligible Country: Fiji

For more information, please visit Direct Aid Program.

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