The Australian High Commission in Kiribati is seeking applications for its Direct Aid Program (DAP) 2020-21, which is a community development program funded by the Australian Government. The program aims to support projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia’s broader aid program to Kiribati.
- DAP is a flexible small grants program (up to $20,000 per grant).
Types of Projects
- In the areas of community and/or rural development, education, gender equality, disabilities, youth, human rights, the environment, small-scale infrastructure, economic empowerment and ad hoc humanitarian relief;
- That enhance educational and cultural exchanges and people-to-people links;
- That provide educational or occupational/skills training;
- That support sporting and health-related activities;
- That are achievable and have sustainable outcomes;
- Where applicants and their communities make a contribution in labour, materials, transport or cash.
- Kiribati local community and non-government organisations (NGOs) are eligible to apply. Projects that involve the following are not eligible for DAP support:
- Cash grants or micro-credit schemes or projects that involve the return of money;
- Commercial ventures;
- Purchase of major assets, eg vehicles;
- Australian or overseas study tours;
- International travel;
- Sponsorship of major sporting tournaments or cultural displays that do not have a clear developmental benefit;
- Staff salaries;
- Routine, recurring running costs and administrative expenses including office rental and utility costs, spare parts, routine maintenance.
For more information, visit https://kiribati.embassy.gov.au/twaa/home.html