Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Australian High Commission in India- Direct Aid Program (DAP)


Applications for 2012-13 are now open. Applications received after 30 September 2012 will not be considered.  


Under the Direct Aid Program (DAP) the Australian High Commission supports small-scale sustainable development projects in India and Bhutan with grants of up to 10 lakh rupees.

The focus of DAP is on activities that alleviate poverty and contribute to developmental outcomes. There is a particular focus on addressing the needs of women, children, and other disadvantaged groups.

Since 2001, DAP has funded 125 projects in India and three in Bhutan, distributing total funding of more than one million Australian dollars (approximately 3.5 crore rupees).

Examples of projects funded by DAP in the past include the purchase of Braille machines, installation of sanitation and water management facilities, education classes and health care services.


The application period is open till 30 September 2012.

Applications should be submitted only during the application period. It must be in hard copy only to:

DAP Coordinator 
Australian High Commission 
1/50G Shantipath 
New Delhi 110 021 
Fax: (011) 2688 7366

All subsequent correspondence relating to DAP matters, including as to the status of projects, should be through this email address:

Click here for Direct Aid Program Application

Click here for DAP Criteria for Assistance

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