Australian Embassy
Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Direct Aid Program (DAP)

Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program that is available on a not-for-profit basis to individuals, community groups and NGOs engaged in development activities in Jordan. DAP focuses on small-scale development projects that can provide direct benefits to those most in need in the local community

Please note the DAP program is extremely competitive. Due to the volume of applications, the Embassy will be unable to provide individual feedback.

Eligibility for Funding

  • Projects that aim to improve development or humanitarian outcomes in Jordan are eligible to apply for funding.
  • Activities can run up to a maximum of two years (please specify your intended length in your form).    
  • There is no minimum funding that a single DAP project can receive but the maximum is AUD33,000 (approx. JD16,500) for any one project. 

Priority Sectors and Target Groups

The Australian Embassy in Amman’s DAP programme will target the following priority sectors and groups:

  • Youth
    For example: projects that help address youth unemployment.
  • Women and girls
    For example: projects that support women’s economic empowerment.
  • Climate change
    For example: projects that tackle water sustainability in Jordan.
  • People living with disabilities
    For example: projects that promote the inclusion of people living with disabilities in the workforce.

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.

Project Proposals

Proposals must have a clear objective and an outcome that can be measured. Where you have applied for funding from other possible 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 in order for us to consider your project.

Funding Conditions

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.

More Information

For further information about DAP, please see http://dfat.gov.au/people-to-people/direct-aid-program/Pages/direct-aid-program.aspx