Australian Embassy
Ethiopia, Djibouti, South Sudan, Central African Republic, African Union, IGAD, UNECA

Direct Aid Program

Small Grants Program 2020 

Update: Applications for 2020 have closed.

The Australian Embassy’s small grants program is now open for applications. The program focuses on supporting local and community-based aid activities that deliver practical and tangible results for communities. In previous years the program has supported projects that have, for example, provided small-scale hospital infrastructure, encouraged community income generation through training, and improved children’s access to education.

The small grants program 2020 is now inviting applications from organisations that support development outcomes in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Central African Republic and Djibouti, as well as organisations that work with the African Union and IGAD.

The program is administered by the Australian Embassy in Ethiopia. There is no minimum amount that a single DAP project can receive but the maximum the Australian Embassy Addis Ababa will be considering this round is AUD20,000 (approximately USD14,000 or ETB530,000) over the life of the project. Activities may run up to a maximum of one year, however, projects with shorter durations are preferred.

This year, the Australian Embassy will give priority to projects aimed at:

-          Women’s empowerment and gender equality

-          Responding to COVID-19

-          Healthcare, particularly maternal and child health

-          Disability inclusion

-          Promoting good governance, human rights and civil liberties

All applications should be submitted online through the Smartygrants portal:

Applications must be submitted by midnight on Sunday 18 October (GMT+3).

If you have enquiries, please address them to [email protected] and quote your submission number.