Australian Embassy
Georgia and Azerbaijan

Direct Aid Program

Please be advised all applicants have now been contacted.

Please check the email you provided in your application. Thank you for your interest in the Australian Embassy Direct Aid Program.


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 Türkiye 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 2022-23, The DAP Committee will be looking for projects that achieve practical and tangible outcomes in priority development sectors, including:

  • education
  • health, including building of vulnerable communities’ resilience to public health risks including COVID-19, and projects that support local response and recovery efforts;
  • gender equality, women and girls social and economic empowerment;
  •  empowerment of persons with disabilities;
  • empowerment of youth and
  • STEM projects.

Submissions for Türkiye Direct Aid Program (DAP) for the 2022-2023 will be accepted between the following times:

Opening Date:        12:00 hrs (GMT+3) on 12 September 2022

Closing Date:           17:00 hrs (GMT+3) on 30 September 2022

You can apply through the links below.



For more information, please see the DAP Program Overview, the Türkiye Direct Aid Program Guidelines , our Child Protection Policy, and our Environmental and Social Safeguards Policy.