Australian High Commission in Pretoria seeking EOIs for Direct Aid Program 2019/20

Deadline: 5 July 2019

The Australian High Commission in Pretoria is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for its Direct Aid Program (DAP), is a small-grants scheme which aims to support non-profit organisations working in local communities on activities which support sustainable and equitable development.

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Priorities

The Australian High Commission in Pretoria currently prioritises funding projects with a focus on:

Funding Information

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While applicants can apply for a maximum of AUD50,000, most successful projects will receive between AUD25,000 to AUD40,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Australian High Commission in Pretoria disburses DAP funding to projects in Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Eswatini.
  • The Australian High Commission will consider applications from community groups, international or Australian NGOs, and other civil society actors that are lawfully operating in any of these countries.
  • The Australian High Commission will also consider applications from academic institutions, research bodies, or other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis.

Ineligible Projects

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As a general rule, the following projects are not funded through DAP:

  • payment of ongoing staff salaries of core organisational staff. Note: contractor salaries that are part of the actual project can be considered but should not constitute a major cost component
  • grants programs run by other governments or organisations
  • micro-credit schemes or any other project that involves return of money or loans for cash
  • administrative costs not directly related to project implementation
  • purchase of vehicles, purchase or rental of property or land
  • routine, recurring and/or running costs including: office rent, electricity, water, phone, internet, etc.; routine maintenance and repairs (including of equipment such as photocopiers, computers, stoves, fridges etc.) and office or equipment insurance; or
  • commercial ventures.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply online via the given website.

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For more information, please visit https://southafrica.embassy.gov.au/pret/Development_cooperat.html

  • Avatar Bontle Qiqimana says:

    My name Debra Bontle Qiqimana I am from Rustenburg and we have some communities who owns the land with mineral and would like to start mining .We need funding to start mining .

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  • Avatar Rev. Hirukevi Kaapama says:

    Very helpful site, especially for NGO,s

  • Avatar Tsepong Counselling Centre says:

    Hello . Please send us an email address for the Australian High Commission in Pretoria DAP 2019/20 program.

    • Avatar Ritu at fundsforNGOs says:

      Hi there,

      For more information regarding eligibility criteria, application process and more, please visit the link provided at the end of the post.

      Good Luck!

  • Avatar Izelia Simbine says:

    we are interesting to submit the proposal but we not have the electronic adress Australian High Commission we are in Mozambique

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