The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a small grants program funded from Australia's aid budget. It has the flexibility to work with local communities in Turkey on projects that reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development consistent with Australia's national interest.
In the past, successful projects have focussed on achieving practical and tangible outcomes in: community development, education, gender equality, disabilities, youth and economic empowerment.
In 2020-21, The DAP Committee will be looking for projects that achieve practical and tangible outcomes in priority development sectors, including:
• health, including building of vulnerable communities’ resilience to COVID-19, and projects that support local COVID-19 response and recovery efforts;
• gender equality and women’s economic empowerment;
• empowerment of persons with disabilities; and
• empowerment of youth.