Deadline: 20 October 2019
Applicants are invited to apply for the Round One of the 2019-20 Direct Aid Program (DAP) which is a flexible small grants program through which the Australian Government supports development projects that contribute to sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
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- Projects are generally between AUD5,000 and AUD40,000.
- Eligible applicants may apply for funding of up to a maximum AUD60,000, but projects over AUD30,000 must be delivered in partnership with established entities and have a strong project design with a detailed budget, project timeline and risk management strategy.
- As outlined above, all payments to successful applicants will only be transferred into registered NGO or entity accounts (i.e. payments will not be transferred into personal accounts).
- Projects generally run for less than 12 months but may, if necessary, run for a maximum of two years (with funding allocated in the first year).
- Community groups, NGOs, local government organisations and other entities engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis in the countries (Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname) are eligible to apply for funding through DAP.
- All payments to successful applicants, however, will only be transferred into registered NGO or entity accounts (i.e. payments will not be made into personal accounts).
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DAP activities should have achievable and sustainable development outcomes for the communities involved. In 2019-20, DAP will support projects that focus on:
- Addressing community health challenges and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) e.g. health screening services, public health campaigns, sporting projects etc.
- Promoting human rights, including projects that empower women, youth, Indigenous communities and people with disability e.g. capacity building training etc.
- Improving access to safe water and levels of sanitation and hygiene in communities e.g. water tanks/systems, sanitation facilities etc.
- Promoting sustainable environmental practices e.g. protection of coral reefs, sustainable fishing and sustainable agricultural practices etc.
Preference will be given to projects where applicants and their communities make a contribution to the project (e.g. by providing labour, materials, transport or monetary support)
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The following expenses are NOT eligible for funding:
- grants programs run by governments or organisations
- micro-credit schemes or any project that involves return of money or loans of cash
- staff salaries for implementing organisations
- administrative costs not directly related to project implementation
- rent or purchase of land
- purchase of vehicles or fuel
- routine, recurring and/or running costs including: office rental and utility costs; routine maintenance and repairs (including of equipment such as photocopiers, computers, stoves, fridges etc.) and office or equipment insurance
- commercial ventures
- transport, including flights, taxis and vehicle hire (although some costs may be considered on a case-by-case basis)
- sponsorship of major sporting tournaments or cultural displays that do not have clear development outcomes
- direct support for governments
How to Apply
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Interested applicants should submit their applications online through the SmartyGrants via given website.
For more information, please visit https://trinidadandtobago.embassy.gov.au/ptsp/cooperation.html
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