Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe: Seeking Applications for Direct Aid Program

Deadline: 1 July 2017

The Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program, a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) overseas posts.

The program aims to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia’s broader aid program which contributes to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships.

The Direct Aid Program, managed by the Embassy in Harare provides funding for an average of 30 projects per year from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo.

Eligible Activities

DAP activities should primarily be aimed at achieving practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. DAP is able to fund activities that have a direct, practical and immediate impact, including capacity building programs in the areas of governance and human rights engagement. The Embassy will favorably consider projects:

  • supporting education, health, disability, water and sanitation, vulnerable children, women’s empowerment, sustainable livelihoods and income generation for marginalised communities. The Embassy will also consider governance projects, aiming to link these to tangible outcomes where possible.
  • where applicants and their communities make a contribution in labour, materials, transport or cash;
  • that enhance educational and cultural exchanges and people-to-people links including through sport
  • that are innovative, achievable and have sustainable outcomes

Funding Information

  • All applications must be accompanied by a fully costed project budget.
  • A detailed budget is required and must be supported by two quotations for any budget line between US700 and US7000 and three quotations for amounts above US7000.

Eligibility Criteria

DAP is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in countries that are eligible for official development assistance (ODA).

How to Apply

Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Direct Aid Program.

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