Australian Embassy

Media release - 10 August 2017

Australian Embassy Hanoi's Direct Aid Program 2017-18 Applications open


On Tuesday 15 August, the Australian Embassy in Ha Noi will open applications for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant round 2017-18, for projects in northern Vietnam which covers provinces north of, and including, Thua Thien Hue province.

Small grants of up to AU$60,000 are available to NGOs, community groups and other not-for-profit entities to undertake small-scale development projects focussing on the economic empowerment of disadvantaged communities and groups. In the year 2017-18 Ha Noi DAP will prioritise higher value projects, and projects which take an innovative approach to a longstanding development challenge. The deadline for submitting applications (online) is Friday 29 September 2017.

DAP in Northern Vietnam is an extremely competitive program. Applications must meet the requirements detailed in the DAP Guidelines, and comply with the requirements in the application form.

Applicants are required to read the Guidelines and fill in the application forms for the Ha Noi 2017-18 DAP grants. Applicants can choose to fill in an application form either in Vietnamese or English, at for English; and for Vietnamese.

For queries about DAP or the application process, please contact [email protected] or 024 37740116.

The Australian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City administers DAP in the southern provinces, please visit for further details.

For further information about Australia’s development assistance to Vietnam, please visit