Australian Embassy in Mongolia announces Direct Aid Program 2019-20

Deadline: 30 April 2019

The Australian Embassy is inviting interested organisations to submit applications for grants under the Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2019-20.

Australia is pleased to support Mongolian organisations and communities to contribute to development, reduce poverty and promote people to people links between Australia and Mongolia through the Direct Aid Program (DAP).

DAP is a flexible small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget. The Mongolia DAP aligns with the overall purpose of Australia’s aid program to contribute towards economic growth and poverty reduction.

In 2019-20, the Mongolia DAP will aim to fund projects in the following sectors:

  • Health – focusing on rural and community health, combating communicable diseases, cancer, emergency and distance medicine, medical services for minorities.
  • Human Rights – focusing on disability inclusiveness, gender equality, empowering minorities, LGBTI rights, and eliminating discrimination.
  • Disaster prevention and response – Activities that focus on building the capacity of Mongolia to prepare for and respond to wildfires and other natural disasters will be prioritized.
  • Ending domestic violence, protecting women and children, and eliminating gender inequality.
  • Education – focusing on access for people with disabilities, disadvantaged adults and children, and children with special needs.
  • Sports for development – focusing on promoting social inclusion and youth development.

Funding Information

Proposal budgets cannot exceed a maximum of AUD 30,000 and cannot exceed one year duration.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications will be considered from local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs), national and local government agencies and other not-for-profit organisations.
  • All applications must demonstrate that they are not-for-profit.
  • Applications from individuals will not be considered.
  • Micro-credit schemes, purchase of land and vehicles, recurrent costs including staff salary and non-related administrative expenses, commercial ventures and activities with direct support from government (noting exceptions above) are not eligible for DAP funding.

How to Apply

Applications in English-language must be submitted by completing online application via the given website.

For more information, please visit

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