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Australian High Commission in Kingdom of Tonga announces Direct Aid Program (Round 3)

Australian High Commission in Kingdom of Tonga announces Direct Aid Program (Round 3)


Deadline: 13 March 2020

The Australian High Commission in Kingdom of Tonga is seeking applications for 3rd round of Direct Aid Program, a competitive small grants program funded by the Australian Aid program.

10+ Funders for Agriculture, Food and Nutrition
10+ Global Donors for Improving Lives of Children in Poor Countries
10+ Donors that believe in building NGO capacities for Civil Society Development
15+ Donors for Saving the Planet: Grants for Environment, Conservation and Wildlife
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a community development program funded by the Australian Government. The program aims to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia’s broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.

In 2019-20, Australian High Commission particularly welcome proposals for projects that address the following needs:

People with disabilities, women and girls, livelihoods, human rights, environment and climate change, community health, arts and culture, youth and social inclusion.
Supported Projects

20+ Donors standing up for Human Rights and Equality
10+ International Donors seeking to improve Access to Water, Hygiene and Sanitation
20+ Global Donors for Empowering Women and Girls
25+ Donors for the Empowerment of Youth
In recent years, the Direct Aid Program in Tonga has supported projects including:

A school library for GPS Pangai, Ha’apai
A children’s playground next to the BSP carpark in Nuku’alofa
Community consultations on the rights of LGBTI people in Tonga
Learning equipment to assist visually impaired students
Grant Information

Grants of up to 8000 pa’anga are available for proposals that can demonstrate a strong benefit to local communities in line with the priorities of the Australian Aid program in Tonga.

To strengthen application, applicants should consider

How will applicants maximise the number of people that will benefit from their project?
Can the community make a contribution to support the project (land, material, labour or resources)?
How can the project continue to provide a benefit to the community after the funding has been spent?
Ineligible Projects

What types of projects are not eligible under the Direct Aid Program?

Sample Proposals
Issuing cash grants, cash prizes, grants programs, micro-credit schemes or commercial ventures
Buying livestock, vehicles, lawnmowers, weed-eaters, or water tanks or fences for individual households
Improvements to an individual’s house or land
Any overseas travel
Routine, recurring running costs and administrative expenses including office rental and utility costs, spare parts, routine maintenance and reports, or staff salaries.
For more information, visit https://tonga.embassy.gov.au/nkfa/0101.html

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