Australian Government Direct Aid Program

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget. It has the flexibility to work with local communities in developing countries on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development consistent with Australia’s national interest. It sits alongside Australia’s longer-term country and multilateral development strategies and with its wide geographical reach, plays an important role in supporting local community efforts towards poverty reduction.

DAP is administered through Australia’s overseas diplomatic posts on an annual (1 July – 30 June financial year) basis.

For more information visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) visit their website