Application Invited for Direct Aid Program (DAP)
Organization: Australian High Commission
Apply By: 05 Nov 2021
Grant Amount: 400000 USD
About the Organization
Mr O’Farrell was announced as Australia’s High Commissioner to India on Tuesday 18 February 2020. He served in the Parliament of New South Wales from 1995 to 2015, including as the State’s 43rd Premier between 2011 and 2014. Australia’s most populous and multicultural State, New South Wales generates a third of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product.
As Premier, Mr O’Farrell initiated and led annual trade missions to India to promote economic, cultural and social links between New South Wales and the states of India. He has also served as NSW’s Special Envoy for India and has made a significant contribution as the Deputy Chair of the Australia India Council Board.
Mr O’Farrell has a Bachelor of Arts from the Australian National University, Canberra. Born in Melbourne, Mr O’Farrell grew up in Darwin. He is married to Rosemary and they have two adult sons.
About the Grant
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
The Australian High Commission New Delhi manages the DAP in northern India. It supports projects that have a strong development focus, contribute to poverty reduction, and strengthen communities in India. Over the past decade, DAP has built linkages and fostered relationships between Australia and these communities.
Who can apply?
DAP funding is available on a not-for-profit basis to NGOs and academic institutions engaged in development activities. For projects in India, applicants must have current Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration and the applications should be in line with its latest Amendment Rules. Information about obtaining FCRA approval and notices can be found here.
The Australian High Commission in New Delhi supports small-scale, sustainable development projects in north India (see below for a list of states covered).
States covered by the Australian High Commission in New Delhi: Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
If the project is in Goa, Gujarat or Maharashtra, queries should be directed to the Australian Consulate in Mumbai at MumbaiDAP@dfat.gov.au
If the project is in Andhra Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Karnataka, Kerala, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu or Telangana, queries should be directed to the Australian Consulate in Chennai at ChennaiDAP@dfat.gov.auIf the project is in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal, queries should be directed to the Australian Consulate in Kolkata at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can we apply?
The Australian High Commission’s DAP program operates on the Australian financial year, which runs from 1 July to 30 June. We will be commencing the 2021-22 DAP Application Round on Monday 27 September 2021 and close it on Friday 5 November 2021.
All DAP applications must be submitted through our online grants management system SmartyGrants. The portal operates on a web-based platform and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.
Applications are usually reviewed through a one-stage process wherein all applicants are encouraged to submit a full application in the format available on SmartyGrants. Information on FCRA registration and financial audit statements for the previous two years is mandatory for all applicants.
Apply here - follow the link to begin your application process – Link: https://dap.smartygrants.com.au/NDLI_DAP2021-22
If you have any questions while completing your application, please write to NewDelhiDAP@dfat.gov.au Make sure to include your application number in your email subject.
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