Australian High Commission
High Commission address: 2, Second Rangoon Close , (cnr Josef B. Tito Ave), Cantonments - Telephone: (+233 302) 216400 - Fax: (+233 302) 216410

The Direct Aid Program 

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities, administered by the Australian High Commission in Accra. Grant amounts vary from AUD 5,000 to AUD 30,000. The emphasis of the program is on poverty reduction, including in the sectors of health, water and sanitation, rural development, sustainable income generation, education, provision of basic human rights. However, the DAP is a flexible program and consideration may be given to proposals falling outside these sectors.

Interested organisations are welcome to submit a short concept note (no more than two pages, including a summary budget and contact details) at any time throughout the year, to the email address below. Should the concept note be in line with the focus of DAP for the year, your organisation may be invited to submit a full application for further consideration by the DAP committee. Due to the volume of enquiries received, we are unable to provide feedback on unsuccessful concept notes and applications.

Organisations in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Senegal and Togo are eligible to apply. Guidelines on how to apply are available below in English and French.

Guidelines for the Direct Aid Program_English (PDF)

Guidelines for the Direct Aid Program_French (PDF)

If you have any further queries about the program, please email