The Australian Government has launched its Direct Aid Program (DAP). The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small-grants scheme managed by Australian overseas posts, under the aegis of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), that aims to support non-profit organisations working in local communities on activities that support sustainable and inclusive development.
DAP activities are primarily aimed at achieving practical and tangible outcomes of high development impact. Projects that might act as a catalyst for additional development of the community or a model for similar developments elsewhere will be welcomed. Proposals that have a disability focus are encouraged. Current priorities under Port Louis DAP are as follows:
- Human Rights/Governance
- Climate change
- Gender Equality
- Blue economy
AP funds are available on a not-for-profit basis to registered community groups, NGOs and other entities engaged in development activities in Mauritius (including Rodrigues), Comoros and Madagascar. Regional projects including Seychelles (currently not eligible for overseas development assistance) may be considered subject to such components being covered by other funding sources.
They welcome projects with a regional dimension.
Budget: Up to AUD 60,000
Deadline: 4:00PM 8 November 2022 (MUT)
To apply, please visit https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/PortLouisFY2022-2023-EN.
For more information, please visit https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/PortLouisFY2022-2023-EN/326963/view.
If you have any questions, please contact DAP.PortLouis@dfta.gov.au