Australian High Commission, Bangladesh: Inviting applications for The Direct Aid Program (DAP) to address humanitarian hardship and to advance development activities.

Donor Name: Australian High Commission, Bangladesh
Funding name: The Direct Aid Program (DAP)

Funding brief: The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The aim of the DAP is to advance developmental objectives and address humanitarian hardship in developing countries. DAP is administered through Australia’s overseas diplomatic posts on an annual (1 July – 30 June financial year) basis.

The projects should involve small-scale development activities that are participatory in nature and involve beneficiaries in their identification, design and management.  Projects should primarily focus on –
● Good Governance – which includes activities aimed at improving economic and financial management, capacity building, strengthening law and justice, increasing public sector effectiveness and developing civil society.
● Human Rights – defined broadly to include activities that enhance the rights of people and minimize the effects of discrimination. Projects could include support to areas such as poverty alleviation, community health, capacity building, schools/education, small-scale infrastructure, rural development, youth, gender equality, the environment including climate change, and ad hoc humanitarian relief.
● Projects should give special attention to the needs of women, children or other disadvantaged groups.
Projects that support people with a disability to improve the quality of their lives through accessing the same opportunities for participation, contribution, decision-making, and social and economic well-being as others are strongly encouraged.
● Projects are expected to be self-sustainable and oriented towards self-help. Submissions should demonstrate a commitment on the part of the local authorities and/or people who will be the beneficiaries to implement the activities and sustain them.
● The project must have clearly defined objectives.
● The proposal should contain measurable performance indicators.
● The proposal should be participatory in nature and involve beneficiaries in their identification, design and management.
● Recipients of DAP funds are expected to make a reasonable contribution of their own to the activity in either cash and/or kind. The type and level of contribution must be indicated in the project proposal.
● Appropriate institutional support arrangements must be described, e.g. the level of recurrent costs generated and the evidence of capacity to sustain these costs in the longer term.
● Duration of the project should be one to two years.
● Projects involving family planning and reproductive health services and advice may be suitable for funding if the activities comply with national Family Planning Guiding Principles.
● The Australian Government takes child protection issues very seriously. Recipients whose projects involving children will have to sign a Child Protection Code of Conduct.
● Recipient must take all necessary steps to ensure that funding provided by the Australian High Commission does not support, either directly or indirectly, terrorists or terrorist groups.

Deadline: 4 PM, Thursday, 27th, July, 2017

Funding details link: http://bangladesh.embassy.gov.au/daca/development_cooperat.html

Funding limit:  The DAP contribution towards each project will be limited to approximately AUD 60,000 over one or two years.

Project start date: Not Found

Project duration: One or two years

 Eligible organization: As below

Eligibility:
● The Australian High Commission is pleased to invite individuals, community groups, local NGOs, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums, sports organizations or any other organizations engaged in development activities in Bangladesh to submit project proposals for funding under its Direct Aid Program for the year 2017-18.

Submission mail: N/A

Other important link:
● 
Guideline: http://bangladesh.embassy.gov.au/files/daca/DAP%202017-18%20Bangladesh%20Guidelines.docx
● Form: http://bangladesh.embassy.gov.au/files/daca/DAP%20Application%20Form%202017-18.doc
● Budget format: http://bangladesh.embassy.gov.au/files/daca/DAP%202017-18%20Sample%20Budget%20Template.xlsx
● Checklist: http://bangladesh.embassy.gov.au/files/daca/DAP%202017-18%20Application%20Checklist.docx

How to apply:
● 
Hardcopies should be submitted to the following address: Australian High Commission 184 Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka 1212, Gate No. 2. OR
● Soft copies emailed to: DAP.Dhaka@dfat.gov.au

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