Australian Consulate-General in Makassar: Direct Aid Program – Indonesia
The Australian Consulate-General in Makassar is currently accepting applications for the Direct Aid Program to support projects with a strong development focus that complements Australia’s broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts.
DAP projects should promote a distinctive and positive image of Australia.
- There is no minimum amount that a single DAP project can receive but the maximum is AUD60,000 over the life of the project.
- Activities may run up to a maximum of two years.
- 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:
- 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.
- where applicants and their communities make a contribution in labour, materials, transport or cash;
- sporting activities
- that enhance educational and cultural exchanges and people-to-people links
- that are achievable and have sustainable outcomes
- projects that provide educational or occupational/skills training
- DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities.
- Projects should be self-contained, with finite time lines.
- Activities in which the recipient community themselves makes a significant contribution in terms of labour, materials or cash are particularly well-received.
- Projects that might act as a catalyst for additional development of the community or a model for similar developments elsewhere will also be welcomed.
- Proposals will be approved or rejected on the basis of:
- the costs and the development benefits of the proposal
- achievable and sustainable outcomes
- soundness of the project’s objectives and design
- the practicability of the proposed implementation arrangements, and
- whether the project conforms with the objectives of the Direct Aid Program
- They will generally not fund the following:
- cash grants or micro-credit schemes or projects that involve the return of money
- commercial ventures
- purchase ofmajor assets, eg vehicles
- Australian or overseas study tours
- International travel
- Sponsorship of major sporting tournaments or cultural displays that do not have a clear developmental benefit
- staff salaries
- routine, recurring running costs and administrative expenses including office rental and utility costs, spare parts, routine maintenance
For more information, visit Australian Consulate-General in Makassar.