Direct Aid Program
The Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program that operates at 45 Australian posts to fund projects in over 68 countries. DAP funding in Jordan is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups and NGOs engaged in development activities in Jordan. The program focuses on supporting small-scale development projects and activities which can achieve practical outcomes and usually provide direct benefits to those most in need in the local community, including vulnerable or disadvantaged groups.
For further information on DAP, please see http://dfat.gov.au/aid/topics/development-issues/direct-aid-program/Pages/direct-aid-program.aspx.
Eligibility for funding
Projects that aim to improve development or humanitarian outcomes in Jordan are eligible to apply for funding. The Australian Embassy welcomes any project applications, but this year priority will be given to projects focusing on four themes that we consider particularly important to development outcomes in Jordan:
-pathways to employment and livelihoods
The maximum available funding is AUD$60,000 (30,000 JD) for any one project. Activities can run up to a maximum of two years.
As a general rule, we cannot fund the following:
-routine, recurring and/or running costs including: office rental and utility costs; routine maintenance and repairs (including equipment such as photocopiers, computers, stoves, fridges etc.) and the purchase of major assets such as property or vehicles;
-payment of ongoing staff salaries of core organisational staff. Contractor salaries that are part of the actual project can be considered but should not constitute a major cost component.
-organisations or projects that will make a profit that is not reused in the project; or loans.
Consideration may be given to small-scale community activities that have prospects of eventually generating commercial benefits where the community can demonstrate that proceeds from the activity will be reinvested in the project.
We are looking for proposals that:
-will have an impact in the community that can be measured
-can be scaled so that they will reach even more people in future
-are sustainable even after DAP funding has finished and are supported by the local community
-will be run by a team that has demonstrated capacity
-are creative and innovative
Proposals must be clearly defined with specific outputs. Where the proposed activity has been submitted to other possible funding sources, or is being implemented in conjunction with activities funded through other sources, this must be clearly stated in the application. If the project involves children, please ensure you outline the procedures in place to protect them.
Completed application forms and supporting documentation should be sent to the Australian Embassy in Amman by 5pm Saturday 10 September Amman time. Application forms are also available from the Embassy website or by contacting the Embassy.
41 Kayed Al Armouti Street
PO Box 35201
or by e-mail to:
or by fax on:
+962 6 580 7001
Further information can be obtained by emailing email@example.com or telephoning: +962 6 580 7000.
All recipients of DAP funds are required to submit progress reports and an acquittal report that provides an accurate assessment of the actual outcomes of the activities (assessed against the anticipated outcomes stated in the application), as well as financial information. Funds must be returned if the project does not proceed. Further information will be provided to successful applicants.