|A DAP-funded project for the oncology hospital in HCM City. — Photo courtesy of the Australian Consulate General in HCM City|
HCM CITY — The Australian Consulate General in HCM City on Monday announced it has opened applications for the grants round for the 2018-19 Direct Aid Programme (DAP), which is dedicated to projects in provinces and cities from Đà Nẵng southwards.
Community groups, non-government organisations, government organisations and other non-profit groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to AU$20,000 (US$15,000) for small-scale development projects.
This year the DAP will be focusing on healthcare, women’s economic empowerment, gender equality, environmental protection, and education and training. However, other areas will also be considered.
The deadline for applications is September 28.
DAP funding is competitive. In 2017-18 the Australian Consulate-General funded 17 projects out of the 153 applications received, worth AU$240,000.
Information on DAP in the northern provinces is available at the Australian Embassy on its Hà Nội website. — VNS