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.
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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).
For more information, please visit https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/DAPR2-2122