Direct Aid Program supporting Community Groups and Organizations engaged in Development Activities in Samoa
Deadline: 6 March 2020
Applications are now open for the Direct Aid Program (DAP), which is a small-grants program funded by the Australian Aid bilateral program.
It is designed to support community groups and organisations engaged in development activities to complement the Australian Aid program in Samoa.
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Applications will need to demonstrate a strong benefit to local communities. Priority will be given to creative and innovative applications that will spark additional development of the community. The Embassy particularly welcomes proposals for projects that address or directly benefit the needs of vulnerable groups including women and girls, children, people living with disabilities and the elderly.
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In 2019-20, DAP will support projects that focus on:
Economic empowerment, including through the promotion of tourism;
Community development through youth and health.
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Applicants can apply for up to SAT20,000.
If you intend to submit a proposal in excess of SAT20,000 please contact the Australian High Commission first proposals over this amount will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.
Projects not eligible for funding under the Direct Aid Program:
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Projects benefitting individuals or individual households, or commercial ventures;
Routine running costs and administrative expenses including office rental and utility costs, spare parts, routine maintenance and reports, or staff salaries;
Purchase or rental of property, land or vehicles;
Conferences, seminars or overseas travel;
Maintenance of cemeteries or memorials;
Issuing cash grants, cash prizes, grants program or micro-credit schemes.
How to Apply
Download and complete the application form (either typed or neatly handwritten) or collect a form from the High Commission.
Attach 2 independent quotes from suppliers.
Attach reference letters to support your proposal.
Interested applicants must submit their applications either via electronically or hand in a hard copy at the address given on the website.
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For more information, visit https://samoa.embassy.gov.au/apia/DAP.html