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The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded by the Australian Government, which aims to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries.
The program focuses on supporting small-scale development projects and activities that involve the beneficiaries in the identification, design and management of the projects.
Who is eligible?
DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups and NGOs engaged in development activities.
What kind of projects can be funded?
DAP’s focus is on projects that have a direct, practical, immediate impact. DAP projects must be sustainable, oriented towards self-help and should not rely on future DAP grants. Submissions should demonstrate a commitment on the part of the local community to implement the activities and sustain them.
Attention is given to projects providing direct benefits to those most in need in the local community, including vulnerable or disadvantaged groups, children and youth.
Eligible activities include community health, education, small scale infrastructure, sanitation, rural development, environmental development, gender equality, and cultural and sporting activities. All such projects must have a developmental outcome and be implemented within a relatively short period of time.
Level of funding
There is no minimum or maximum amount that a single DAP project can receive, although funding for most projects will fall between 100,000 THB and 800,000THB.
Funding is given for the financial year 1 July – 30 June. Usually, applications open in August and close during September. The opening period for applications is advertised by press release and on the Embassy website.
If you have specific queries, please call the Embassy on (02) 344 6300, or email email@example.com.