Australian Embassy

Grant Applications

Direct Aid Program 

Expressions of Interest are sought for Australian Embassy’s Direct Aid Program (DAP). Applications close 10 July 2023.

For general guidelines on DAP, please visit: Direct Aid Program | Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (

Eligible DAP Projects should have a direct, practical and immediate impact on Nepal’s development. NGO and not-for-profit companies applying for DAP must be registered with relevant Nepal’s authorities including the district administration offices and/or the Social Welfare Council.

We're looking for projects:

  • with an emphasis on community and gender equality, disability, social inclusion, media accountability, community development, education, youth, human rights, the environment and economic empowerment;
  • in which applicants and their communities make a co-contribution to the program with in-kind support;
  • that have sustainable outcomes;

Please visit to apply.