Australian High Commission

Direct Aid Program

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded by the Australian Government and managed by the Australian High Commission in Suva.

The DAP aims to support small-scale projects with a strong development focus that complement Australia’s broader programs. Applications for Suva’s DAP Round are open from 1 October to 19 November 2021. Please refer below for details on the application process.

The DAP focuses on projects that address the needs of disadvantaged and vulnerable groups, including:

  • Youth;
  • People living with a disability; and
  • Rural, remote and disaster-affected communities.

We will also consider projects that:

  • Promote gender equality;
  • Focus on COVID-19 recovery (and that are not already funded by the Australian Government) ;
  • Focus on media and education institutions development

DAP funding is only available to community groups, NGOs and other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis in Fiji. There is no minimum amount of funding that can be applied for through the DAP, however applicants can apply for a maximum of AUD 30,000 (approximately FJD 45,600) over the life of the project. Projects must be delivered within six months of funding.

Projects requiring funding up to AUD 60,000 (approximately FJD 91,200) may be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the DAP Committee.  Please contact [email protected] prior to applying.

If you would like more information the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s DAP program, please visit:  Direct Aid Program | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (

How to lodge your application:

Applications can be submitted directly online through SmartyGrants: or by email to [email protected].

Please note that due to the competitive nature of the DAP and the high number of quality applications received, not all applicants will be successful.  All applicants will be notified of their outcome.

Applications for Suva’s DAP Round are open from 1 October to 19 November 2021.