Small grants of up to AUD 60,000 (USD 47,000) are available to NGOs, community groups and other non-profit organizations to undertake small-scale development projects focusing on the economic empowerment of disadvantaged communities and groups.

A DAP-funded project provides helmets for pupils at Nguyen Trai Primary School in the Northern province of Hà Giang. Photo: courtesy of the Australian Embassy

In the year 2017-18, Hanoi DAP will prioritize higher value projects and projects which take an innovative approach to a longstanding development challenge.

DAP is a small-grant program funded by Australia’s foreign aid budget. It has the flexibility to work with local communities in developing countries on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development consistent with Australia’s national interest.

DAP projects cover a range of sectors, such as education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women’s empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.

The DAP in Northern Vietnam is an extremely competitive program. Applications must meet the requirements detailed in the DAP guidelines and comply with the requirements in the application form.

The deadline for submitting applications (online) is September 29.

Meanwhile the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City will administer DAP in the Southern provinces.

Source: VNA