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Hanoi (VNA) –
The Australian Embassy in Hanoi on June 29 began receiving applications for its Direct Aid Programme (DAP), which grants financial support for projects carried out in localities from the north to the central province of Thua Thien-Hue during 2018-2019.

Grants of up to 60,000 AUD (44,064 USD) are set aside for non-government organisations (NGOs), community groups and other not-for-profit organisations to develop small-scale projects to empower disadvantaged groups.

DAP Hanoi will prioritise high value projects and initiatives with innovative approaches to longstanding development challenges.

The deadline for online submission is July 31.

Applications must satisfy DAP guidelines. The application form is available at (English version), and (Vietnamese version).

For queries about DAP or the application process, contact DAP via email or telephone: 02437740116.

With an annual budget of 300,000 AUD (220,320 USD), DAP is a competitive and flexible small grants programme funded by the Australian government’s aid budget. It works with local communities in developing countries on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development consistent with Australia’s national interests.

DAP projects cover education, health, water and sanitation, environmental protection, women’s empowerment and gender equality, supporting people with disabilities, economic livelihoods, food security and human rights.-VNA