Deadline- 31 August 2012
Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) provides small grants for The Direct Aid Program (DAP) which is administered by the Australian Embassy in Hanoi.
DAP’s main aims are to alleviate hardship and support developmental outcomes through grants of up to VND 210,000,000 for small-scale development projects with specific outcomes which can be carried out within a defined time frame in disadvantaged communities in Vietnam.
Under special circumstances, grants of up to VND 350,000,000 may be available for more complex projects of high merit.
- DAP funding is available to individuals, community groups, international or Vietnamese NGOs, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums, or other organisations engaged in development activities in Vietnam on a not for profit basis.
- Eligible projects must be implementable over a short period of time, and must be completed and acquitted by the end of the financial year in which they are funded. The project should be completed as per the timeline in the application. If a project cannot be completed in that timeframe, the successful applicant must notify the Australian Embassy to discuss the progress of the project in order for the DAP committee to determine whether the funds should be repaid.
- Eligible projects must have a clearly identifiable, tangible humanitarian or development outcome for a disadvantaged group of people. Some examples of areas where grants may be given are: poverty alleviation; community health; education; environment; human rights; rural development; disaster relief operations; family planning; women’s or children’s issues; cultural preservation.
All project funds must be acquitted by the recipient organisation. Appropriate acquittal materials would include an acquittal report that provides an accurate assessment of the actual outcomes of the activities, financial statements, official receipts, and photos. For large and complex projects, the DAP Committee may request regular progress reports. The DAP Committee may also request to visit the project location to ensure funds have been disbursed appropriately.
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