Deadline: 30 December 2016
The Australian High Commission Port Vila, Vanuatu is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program (DAP) to support small-scale sustainable development projects that promote economic and social development in Vanuatu, particularly in rural and peri-urban communities.
Projects should be well maintained to continue operating in a healthy manner according to the original design so that it can extend or expand its operation to create other opportunities or developments in future.
- Projects that support community economic empowerment;
- Projects that empower women, youth and people living with disabilities; and
- Sport projects that promote positive health outcomes.
- Community groups, NGOs, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums, or other organizations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis are eligible to apply for funding under DAP.
- Projects should preferably originate from communities. It is important communities support the project and establish a committee to oversee the design, implementation and ongoing operation of the project.
To be eligible for funding, projects must:
- have a clear development or humanitarian objective;
- have a defined group of beneficiaries;
- empower women, youth or people with disabilities by involving them in the design and implementation of the project; and
- be able to be completed before 30 June 2017.
Preference will be given to projects which:
- are located in disadvantaged rural or peri-urban areas;
- encourage communities to become self-reliant;
- have a significant community contribution, for example labour, materials, freight, land transport, feed the workers or additional financial contributions made by the community;
How to Apply
Applicants can download the application form given on the website.
Eligible Country: Vanuatu
For more information, please visit Direct Aid Program.