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Direct Aid Program (DAP) in Tonga (deadline: 28-Jan-22)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted January 12, 2022 from Brazil
Expired on January 20, 2022
Direct Aid Program (DAP) logo
Direct Aid Program (DAP) logo

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government that 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 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:
a) 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;
b) where applicants and their communities make a contribution in labour, materials, transport or cash;
c) sporting activities;
d) that enhance educational and cultural exchanges and people-to-people links;
e) that are achievable and have sustainable outcomes;
f) projects that provide educational or occupational / skills training.

Utilize This Offer

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in local development activities.

The DAP invites proposals up to 8,000 pa’anga that demonstrate a strong benefit to local communities and align with the priority areas of the Australian Aid program in Tonga.

These priorities include:
• people with disabilities;
• women and girls;
• income generation and livelihoods;
• human rights;
• environment and climate change;
• community health;
• arts and culture;
• youth and social inclusion.

Submissions close at 5:00PM on 28 Janeiro 2022 (+13:00).

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 14
Jan 14

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, letters of recommendation, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one.
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting.
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network.
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others.
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page (repost it). Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and / or its Resource Exchange section.

Best regards,

Ana Isabel