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

Direct Aid Program

Small Grants Program 2020 

Australia's small grants program supports 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 opens, every year, for 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. Activities may run up to a maximum of one year, however, projects with shorter durations are preferred.

This year, Australia is supporting projects that focus on the below priority areas:

-          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

Follow our Facebook and Twitter to find out how the projects we are supporting are positively impacting communities in the above mentioned countries.

Update: Applications for 2020 have closed.

Application for the Small Grants Program is now closed! 

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