Call for Ap­pli­ca­tions – Di­rect Aid Pro­gram – DAP

The Star (St. Lucia) - - COMMENT -

This is a call for ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2015-16 Di­rect Aid Pro­gram – DAP round. The DAP is a small grants pro­gram funded by the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment and ad­min­is­tered by the Aus­tralian High Com­mis­sion in Port of Spain, de­vel­oped to as­sist NGOs/Civil So­ci­ety, com­mu­nity based groups, lo­cal gov­ern­ment and other groups ac­cess fund­ing for the im­ple­men­ta­tion of small scale sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment projects. We are fo­cused on sup­port­ing de­vel­op­ing coun­tries’ eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, al­le­vi­at­ing poverty, gen­der re­lated is­sues, dis­abil­ity in­clu­sion, as well as ru­ral de­vel­op­ment.

For this year’s DAP cy­cle, our ar­eas of fo­cus are:

• Public health and non­com­mu­ni­ca­ble dis­eases

• Agri­cul­ture and food se­cu­rity

• Coral reef, cli­mate change and fish­eries ini­tia­tives

• Wa­ter and San­i­ta­tion

Last year, the Saint Lu­cia Small Ru­mi­nants Co­op­er­a­tive So­ci­ety Lim­ited re­ceived fund­ing for a Cen­tralised Live­stock Man­age­ment Sys­tem for Small Ru­mi­nant Farm­ers and the St Lu­cia Di­a­betic and Hy­per­ten­sion As­so­ci­a­tion, un­der the stew­ard­ship of Healthy Caribbean Coali­tion, re­ceived fund­ing for Blood Pres­sure Con­trol Through Com­mu­nity Ac­tion.

The round for ap­pli­ca­tions will be open be­tween 21st Septem­ber and 16th Oc­to­ber, 2015. Please visit www.trinidadand­to­bago.em­bassy.gov.au and the face­book page – Aus­tralia in the Caribbean for more in­for­ma­tion. All ques­tions re­lat­ing to DAP should be di­rected to DAP.portof­s­pain@dfat.gov.au.

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