The Australian Embassy launches Direct Aid Program 2022-2023 (offering USD 40,000 funds)
The Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe is seeking applications for its Harare Direct Aid Program 2022 – 2023 to support projects with strong development and human rights focus that complement Australia’s broader aid priorities and which contribute 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 diplomatic missions. 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 (approximately USD 40,000 – amount changes according to the exchange rate) over the life of the project.
Activities may run up to a maximum of two years.
DAP activities should primarily be aimed at achieving direct, practical, tangible, and immediate outcomes of high development impact.
DAP can fund the following thematic areas: gender equality, good governance (including accountability and transparency of government institutions), access to justice, civic participation, health (physical and mental), social inclusion, education, WASH, climate change resilience, conservation, community and/or rural development, sustainable livelihoods, income generation/economic empowerment, and human rights.
Note that DAP will favourably consider projects:
supporting climate change resilience, conservation, and environmental protection
supporting community health and infrastructure
where the target beneficiaries include vulnerable and marginalised groups– particularly women, children, people with disabilities, and groups subject to discrimination (e.g. LGBTI+)
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 innovative, achievable and have sustainable outcomes
projects that provide educational or occupational/skills training
DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to international and local NGOs, civil society organisations and other community-based organisations engaging in development and human rights activities in the Embassy’s countries of accreditation: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Malawi, Republic of the Congo, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
For more information, visit https://zimbabwe.embassy.gov.au/hare/dap.html