Australian Embassy

DAP 2017-18

Direct Aid Program (DAP)


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

Grants may be a maximum of USD 40,000 for each project. 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, disability, education, health, protection, 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:

The application round for the 2017-2018 Direct Aid Program was closed on 12 October 2017. If you are interested in applying for next year DAP, you are kindly requested to carefully read the Direct Aid Program General Guidelines and keep monitoring our website and Facebook page for the announcement of opening a new application round.

Applicants must provide at least two letter of reference, proof of previous or current partnership with an international NGOs, International Missions and/or UN Agencies for project implementation and a copy of the registration certificate for your institution/organisation.

For queries about the guidelines and deadlines, please contact us on +964 780 923 7565 during business hours or email

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 enquiries, but the operating environment can cause delays.