Australian Embassy

Australia’s Direct Aid Program in Thailand

The Direct Aid Program

Applications for the 2017-18 Direct Aid Program are now open.

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

The program funds projects that provide direct benefits to those most in need in the local community, including vulnerable or disadvantaged groups. DAP projects should be aimed primarily at achieving practical and tangible outcomes, such as on poverty alleviation, community health; schools/education; small-scale infrastructure; rural development; gender equality; environmental benefits including managing or adapting to climate change and ad hoc humanitarian relief.


Please apply online using the links below: 


Applications for 2017-18 are now closed. Applications for 2018-19 will open around September 2018. Applications cannot be submitted via the online SmartyGrants system after the deadline and therefore will not be considered.

Level of funding

The vast bulk of successfully funded DAP projects fall between the range of AUD4,000 to AUD30,000 (THB100,000 to THB750,000). In exceptional circumstances we can fund projects up to AUD60,000 (THB1.5 million). However, we prefer to be able to support as many projects as possible, thus projects under AUD30,000 (THB750,000) are considered favourably.

Further Information

Tel:      (02) 344 371 (English) or (02) 344-6362 (Thai - ภาษาไทย)