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Australian Consulate-General in Makassar: Direct Aid Program – Indonesia

Australian Consulate-General in Makassar: Direct Aid Program – Indonesia

Deadline: 2-Oct-23

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.

Funding Information
  • 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.
Eligible Activities
  • 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
Eligibility Criteria
  • 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
Ineligibility Criteria
  • 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.

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