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Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID)
The Australian Government's overseas aid program is a Federal Government funded program that reduces poverty in developing countries. The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) manages the program.
Australia's Development Assistance to Africa
Australia's increasing assistance to Africa is aimed to support progress towards the Millennium Development Goals. For general information about Australia's development assistance to Africa, please click here.
Small Grants Programs in Eastern Africa
The High Commission in Kenya coordinates a number of small grants schemes for eastern African countries.
The Direct Aid Program
The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities managed by Heads of Australian Missions in approximately 45 countries and valued up to A$30,000. The emphasis of the program is on alleviating basic humanitarian hardships. Applications are accepted all year round, but applications are processed three to four times a year. Non-Governmental Organisations in Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda are eligible to apply.
Australia Africa Community Grants Scheme
The Australia Africa Community Grants Scheme (AACGS) is administered by AusAID and supports community-based activities across Africa valued between A$30,000 and A$75,000. Funding is open to non-government organisations for projects that promote sustainable economic and social development. Applications are accepted all year round.
Australia Awards Scholarships
The Australia Awards Scholarships program provides opportunities for people from developing countries to undertake full-time postgraduate study in Australia or participate in short courses (Australia Awards Africa Fellowships) offered under the program. Fields of study are targeted to address agreed priority human resource and development needs of recipient countries.
AusAID-NGO Cooperation Program
The AusAID-NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) subsidises Australian NGO community development activities which directly and tangibly alleviate poverty in developing countries. The major focus of the activity must be at least one of the following: basic education and training, primary health care, water supply and sanitation, income generation, rural and other poor, disadvantaged groups (particularly women and children), good governance and promotion of civil society, capacity strengthening of local NGOs, sustainable management of the environment and natural resources, renewable energy and appropriate technology.
Human Rights Grant Scheme
The Human Rights Grants Scheme provides grant funding to non-governmental organisations and human rights institutions based or operating in developing countries to promote and protect human rights in direct and tangible ways.
Grants are awarded to projects that achieve one or more of the following objectives:
•prevent or end gross human rights violations.
•promote positive change in policies or actions of government or relevant non-state actors in the area of human rights.
•monitor, seek redress for and/or report on human rights violations, including supporting victims of human rights abuses.
•educate and/or train human rights victims, workers or defenders.
•promote observance and implementation of international human rights standards.
•promote and strengthen national or regional human rights institutions or mechanisms.
Note: If you have any further queries about any of the above grant programs, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly identifying which program you are enquiring about.