Australian High Commission
Papua New Guinea

161017 MEDIA RELEASE- Applications open for Australia’s Direct Aid Program grants

Applications open for Australia’s Direct Aid Program grants

Applications are now open for the Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program grants.

The Direct Aid Program is a small grants scheme aimed at supporting small-scale development projects with a strong community focus.

Potential applicants are encouraged to read the guidelines for information about eligibility and obligations which arise from receiving a Direct Aid Program grant. The guidelines and application form can be found at

Applicants can apply for a maximum of AUD 60,000 over the life of the project. Please note that due to limited funding available, the grants are extremely competitive and not all applications can be funded.

Applications are open from 18 October until 18 November 2016, and can be submitted to the Direct Aid Program Coordinator:

By email:

By mail: Australian High Commission Locked Mail Bag 129 Godwit Road, Waigani NCD

For further information, including access to related materials, please contact the Australian High Commission media team: +675 7090 0100

Health workers with solar panels funded through the 2015 Direct Aid Program at Ulupu Health Centre, Maprik District, East Sepik Province