Australian Embassy in Pohnpei: Inviting Applications for Direct Aid Program

Deadline: 28 June 2019

The Australian Embassy in Pohnpei is inviting applications for its Direct Aid Program 2018-19 which is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities for up to USD $20,000.

The emphasis of the program is adressing basic humanitarian hardships. Presently, DAP applications with a focus on health, education, poverty alleviation, and/or gender equality are being prioritized.

Development Sectors and Strategic Policy Priorities

  • Health
    • Public health
    • Community water and sanitation
    • Preventing non-communicable diseases (eg. diabetes, heart disease)
    • Environment protection (including climate resilience and adaptation)
  • Education
    • Especially projects improving basic skills of reading, writing and maths
  • Gender
    • Equity
    • Female and child safety
    • Economic progress
  • Poverty reduction
    • Employment and work skills
    • Commencing small businesses where applicants and their communities will make a contribution in labour, materials, transport or cash;

Target Groups and Locations

  • Groups: Preference will be given to projects addressing the needs of women, children or disabled persons, people in poverty, especially where they are affected by humanitarian hardship or inequality
  • Locations: The Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau including outer-island and remote areas where risk management considerations can be satisfied.

Eligibility Criteria

Individuals, government agencies and non-government organisations

Projects

  • Projects should:
    • Be strongly focused on local or national development
    • Be sustainable
    • Have the same aims as Australia’s aid activities
    • Have real and practical development outcomes for the community
    • Have clearly described goals, intended results and overall outcomes.
    • Require a DAP contribution of less than USD 20,000
  • Projects will be approved or rejected on the basis of whether:
    • the development benefits of the proposal worth the cost
    • the goals and outcomes can be achieved sustainably
    • the project can actually be implemented as described
    • the project is in line with DAP objectives

Note: Projects that will assist additional development of the community, or are which are an example for similar developments elsewhere, would be welcomed.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

Eligible Countries: The Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau

For more information, please visit https://fsm.embassy.gov.au/phpi/110110.html

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