The Australian High Commission in Abuja is pleased to announce the Direct Aid Program (DAP) – a flexible small grants program.
- Suitable activities for DAP funding: DAP is primarily aimed at supporting small-scale sustainable development projects and activities that are participatory in natureand, preferably, which actively engage the beneficiaries in the design, development, and implementation of the project. Eligible sectors include, but are not limited to:
- poverty alleviation;
- youth empowerment;
- promotion of human rights;
- water and sanitation; and
- Special attention is given to activities that:
- promote gender equality and women’s empowerment; and/or
- include and benefit people with disabilities; and/or
- support local COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.
- DAP funding is available to community groups, reputable local, international or Australian NGOs, private sector entities, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums, or other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis.
- The High Commission accepts project proposals from all of its countries of accreditation: Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Gambia, Niger and Nigeria.
- DAP activities should have a practical and tangible development or humanitarian outcome and proposals need to demonstrate this clearly.
- projects must be sustainable. Proposals need to demonstrate a commitment on the part of beneficiaries to implement the activities and sustain them, and guarantee the support of local authorities where required.
- activities should in most cases be implementable within one year from the receipt of funding.
- where the project proposal has been submitted to other possible funding sources, or is being implemented in conjunction with other sources, this must be clearly stated in the project proposal.
For more information, visit https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/DirectAidProgram2021-22