Australian Embassy

Media Release - 21/08/2014

Applications now open for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program 2014-15


The Australian Embassy in Hanoi is now accepting Expressions of Interest for 2014-15 Direct Aid Program (DAP) projects north of and including Thua Thien Hue Province. The cut-off for applications is 5:00 pm on Friday 12 September 2014.

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: “I am very proud that projects Australia has funded through DAP in previous years have helped to improve living standards in disadvantaged communities in Vietnam. This year we will again be looking to fund projects that help to support poverty elimination, education, health, people with disabilities and the environment”.

In 2013-14, the Australian Embassy supported 14 projects across provinces in northern Vietnam.

DAP funding is in addition to Australia’s significant bilateral aid program for Vietnam. Overall, Australia will provide an estimated AUD141.3 million in Official Development Assistance to Vietnam in the 2014-2015 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]