Australian Embassy
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Km 4, Thadeua Road, Watnak (P.O. Box 292)

Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The Direct Aid Program

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible, small grants scheme for development activities, managed by the Australian Embassy in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

The program funds projects that provide direct benefits to those most in need in the local community, including vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. Our program is focused on livelihoods. Applications for capacity building projects, including in the areas of governance, economic development and human rights engagement, are also welcome. 

Further information about the Direct Aid Program can be found here

Detailed application guidelines can be viewed here

Applications for the 2016-17 Direct Aid Program (DAP) have now closed. Please monitor this website for announcements regarding future funding rounds.

The Direct Aid Program Map

To see a map showing the location of projects previously funded through DAP click here