The Australian Consulate-General in Bali’s Direct Aid Program is now open for 2023-24 project submissions and welcomes applications from Bali, Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) and Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT).
The DAP is a small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget and managed through the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s overseas posts, including the Australian Consulate-General in Bali.
The program is founded on a set of principles which:
- advance developmental outcomes in countries eligible for Official Development Assistance (ODA) through projects primarily focused on practical and tangible results. This may include projects which support good governance, human rights and those with a strong advocacy component,
- support Australia’s wider foreign and trade policy interests and public diplomacy objectives, including promoting a distinctive and positive image of Australia, and
- allow for a wide geographic reach reflecting that Australia has global interests and that DAP provides an effective way to build relationships and maintain Australia’s profile.
DAP projects cover a range of sectors such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women’s empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.
DAP projects engage a wide range of partners including community groups, non-government organisations, educational institutions and local governments. Through helping people in need they can show Australia is a supportive and trusted partner in addressing aid challenges in partner countries.
- There is no minimum amount that a single DAP project can receive but the maximum is $60,000 over the life of the project (dependent on the country). Activities can run up to a maximum of two years.
- In 2023-24, the DAP Committee will be looking for projects that:
- Support gender equality, disability and social inclusion (GEDSI), particularly projects designed for:
- Protect the environment and support adaptation to climate resilience and clean energy transition.
- Support health security programs.
- Funding is available on a not-for-profit basis to community groups, NGOs and other entities.
For more information, visit Australian Consulate-General in Bali.