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DAP - Direct Assistance Program


Australian Government now accepting applications for 2017 Direct Aid Program

The Australian Government has a small grants fund called the Direct Aid Program which aims to support community organisations in Iraq working to reduce poverty, displacement and achieve sustainable development.

In 2016, Australia funded three projects in Iraq: a child education centre in Baghdad; a food industries training program for displaced women in Diyala; and a health training program for displaced women in Salah Al-Din.

The Australian Embassy is now accepting applications for 2017 grants. 

Grants may range between USD 20,000 to USD 40,000 and must be spent by 30 June 2017. Recipients of grants are required to complete acquittal reports on conclusion of the project. This includes evidence of expenditure, such as receipts, and written reports on outcomes.

Applications should clearly detail the expected developmental impact of the project – for example, in relation to community development, education, health, gender equality, disadvantaged groups or environmental sustainability. Preference will be given to innovative and creative projects, particularly those using low technology solutions.


How to apply:

To apply, please read the DAP General Guidelines carefully, fill the attached application form, and send it with all supporting documents to by 20 November 2016.               

Applicants must provide at least one letter of reference and a copy of the registration certificate for your institution/organisation in English.

Please note that DAP is a very competitive program and unfortunately we have limited funds. The Australian Embassy will work to provide a timely response to all applications, but the operating environment can cause delays.  Please send any questions to


An Example of Previous DAP Projects 2016 

Giving Iraqi Children the Best Start in Life
More info.  Young Mutanabi Project.pdf
Mutanabi Street, Baghdad Cultural Center