Australian Embassy
Also accredited to Zambia, Malawi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo

Direct Aid Program (DAP)

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Direct Aid Program



The Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program aimed at funding projects that seek to advance development and/or human rights objectives.

The Australian Embassy in Zimbabwe disburses DAP funding to projects in its countries of accreditation namely, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Malawi, and Republic of the Congo (RoC).

The DAP supports international and local NGOs, civil society organisations and other community-based organisations operating in these countries.



During the 2021- 2022 Australian financial year, the Embassy will invite applications for consideration for DAP funding from 9am on 27 September 2021 to 1159pm on 11 October 2021.

Organisations are welcome to submit their applications online via the following weblink (only accessible within the application window mentioned above):

For English application forms:

Pour le formulaire en Français :

Note that organisations will not be able to access or submit their online application forms before 27 September 2021 or after 11 October 2021.  

Please do not email/post unsolicited applications outside of the DAP application platform.  

For comprehensive information on the application process and eligibility, please refer to the DAP Guidelines via the following links: files/hare/DAP_HARE_2021-English.pdf   

Les lignes directrices en français sont accessible en ligne à travers le lien suivant /files/hare/French Version of DAP Harare Guidelines- 2021.pdf

Applications that do not follow the DAP Guidelines will not be considered for funding.

Please note that the DAP application process is highly competitive, and the Embassy is only able to fund a small portion of applications received each year.

If you have any questions about the DAP, please email [email protected]   

Important note: DAP guidelines and application requirements can change from year-to-year. Please do not rely on information that does not appear on this website or that you did not receive directly from the Embassy.