APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN - Direct Aid Program for Small-Scale Development Projects. Apply Now!
The Australian High Commission Republic of Kenya is seeking applications for the Direct Aid Program (DAP) to support to eligible groups or organisations undertaking suitable small-scale development projects.
In 2022-2023, The Australian High Commission will fund projects in the following focus areas:
- Combating climate change and supporting the environment
- Countering violent extremism
- Skills development and economic empowerment
- Support for vulnerable groups, notably women and girls, youth and people with disabilities
The Australian High Commission will award DAP grants at a minimum of AUD 25,000 and a maximum of AUD 60,000. Applications can be made in USD to an amount within this range when converted at the time of application.
Activities may run up to a maximum of two years.
Projects must be located in one or more of the countries: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania or Uganda.
Projects must have defined, realistic objectives and clear outcomes.
Projects must be self-sustaining and recurrent/ongoing costs will not be supported (e.g. salaries/rental/utility costs, micro credit schemes or any other project that involves return of money, etc.). Projects that demonstrate a high level of local involvement or partnership with other likeminded organisations (financially and/or in kind) are encouraged.
Organisations that received funding in both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 rounds are ineligible for funding in 2022-2023.