Australian Consul Genreral John Mc Anulty presents DAP fund for an organisation assisting children in Quang Nam.
Photo: VNA

About 355,000 AUD from the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Programme (DAP) are expected to be channelled into charitable and development projects in southern and central regions through 2016.

After the news was unveiled on September 7, the Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City said beneficiaries of the fund will be non-governmental organisations and social groups.

Detailed information and application forms can be found at hcmc.vietnam.embassy.gov.au

Funding registration will be open through October 9.

During 2014-2015, the small grants programme aided 22 projects across the two regions in rural development, sanitation and social heath, among others.

In 2015-2016, Australia intends to provide Vietnam with approximately 89.9 million AUD in official development assistance.-VNA