Australian Embassy

Media release - 26 June 2018

Australian Embassy Hanoi: Applications for Direct Aid Program 2018-19 are now open

On 1 July, the Australian Embassy in Ha Noi will open applications for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) grant round 2018-19, 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 focusing on the economic empowerment of disadvantaged communities and groups. In the year 2018-19 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 31 July 2018.

With an annual budget of AUD$300,000, 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 2018-19 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 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