Australian Embassy

Media Release - 26/7/2013

Applications now open for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program 2013-14


The Australian Embassy in Hanoi is now accepting Expressions of Interest for 2013-14 Direct Aid Program (DAP) projects north of and including Thua Thien Hue Province. The cut-off for applications is 5:00 pm on Friday 23 August 2013.

DAP provides grants for small-scale development projects aimed at alleviating hardship and advancing development outcomes in Vietnam’s disadvantaged communities. DAP funding is available to individuals, community groups, NGOs, academic institutions, libraries, museums, and other organisations engaged in development activities in Vietnam on a not for profit basis.

Once Expressions of Interest have been assessed, shortlisted applicants will be asked to submit Full Applications.

Australia’s Ambassador to Vietnam, Hugh Borrowman, encourages interested communities to apply: “Simple projects funded through DAP can make a real difference to living standards in disadvantaged communities. DAP projects help to support poverty elimination, education, health, people with disabilities, environment and sanitation”.

In 2012-13, the Australian Embassy supported 12 projects across 11 provinces in northern Vietnam: Ha Tinh, Thanh Hoa, Thai Binh, Ninh Binh, Bac Kan, Hai Duong, Hoa Binh, Phu Tho, Quang Binh, Son La, Quang Tri.

DAP funding is in addition to Australia’s significant bilateral aid program for Vietnam. Overall, Australia will provide an estimated AUD 159.1 million in Official Development Assistance to Vietnam in the 2013-2014 financial year.

DAP guidelines, application forms and advice on how to submit an application can be found on the Australian Embassy website at

For more information, please contact:

Ms Nguyen Thi Ha Giang
DAP Administrator
Australian Embassy in Hanoi
Email: [email protected]