Direct Aid Program - Australia

The Invite for Applications for 2017 is currently closed.

The Australian Government’s Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program funded from Australia’s aid budget and managed through the department’s overseas posts. The program focuses on supporting small-scale development projects and activities that involve the beneficiaries in the identification, design and management of the projects. Successful projects are required to appropriately acknowledge the Australian Government. 

Who may apply for a Direct Aid Program grant?

 Applications may be made by a Cook Islands Non-Governmental Organisation or by a ministry of the Cook Islands Government. All grants must be implemented solely in the Cook Islands. 

How do you apply for a Direct Aid Program grant?

Complete all sections of this application form and submit it to the Australian High Commission Wellington. Wherever you need to, attach additional information, such as project approval from relevant schools, quotes for equipment, construction plans and additional budget detail.

Application deadline is Friday, 15th October 2016 (CKI Time)

Applications can be directed to Ms. Emma Chattington, Protocal and Visits Officer, Australiana High Commission (

Download the application form below:

Direct Aid Program Application Form