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Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2019-2020 – Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted July 15, 2019 from Brazil
Expired on August 3, 2019
Australia Embassy in Portugal
Australia Embassy in Portugal

The Direct Aid Program (DAP):
1. is a small grants program managed by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that works directly with communities in developing countries. It focuses on supporting small-scale aid activities that deliver practical and tangible results
2. supports local community efforts towards poverty reduction and engages a wide range of partners including non-government organisations, community groups, educational institutions, health facilities and local governments
3. projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women's empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.

Projects focus are: poverty alleviation, income generation, education, sanitation, health, human rights, good governance, rural development, gender equality, environment and ad hoc humanitarian relief.

Funding per project: max. €15.000.

Utilize This Offer

The Australian Embassy in Lisbon invites all eligible entities to apply for funding through the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2019-2020 for Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe.

Deadline: 4 August (midnight, Portuguese time).


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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Jul 16, 2019
Jul 16, 2019

Thank you for sharing this, Ana!

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Aug 12, 2019
Aug 12, 2019

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply;
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and atests usually required from an organization like yours);
3. Write (baby steps...!) and discuss a project draft - to validate the priorities within your group and to train your grant writing skills.
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your oroposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Visit the World Pulse website >>> My Pulse >>> Resources and use its filters (right upper corner) to find what really suits you.
6; Share the opportunities that may not apply to you but can interest others.
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests - tell these stories too. They will enlighten and inspire the sisterhood.