Australian High Commission

Development cooperation

Australian Aid

The Australian Government's overseas development assistance program is managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. For general information about Australia's aid program, please click here.


Australian Development Assistance to Africa

Australia’s development assistance to Africa is carefully targeted to achieve results and impact. For general information about Australia's development assistance to Africa, please click here.

Australia Awards Scholarships

The Australia Awards Scholarships are a cornerstone of Australia’s development assistance to Africa. The initiative provides access to postgraduate education, training and professional development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries, including Nigeria and Cameroon.

For information about the Australia Awards, including how to apply, please click here.

Small Grants – Direct Aid Program (DAP)

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program run directly by the Australian High Commission in Abuja. The High Commission accepts project proposals from all of its countries of accreditation: Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, The Gambia, Niger and Nigeria.

DAP funding is available to community groups, reputable local, international or Australian NGOs, private sector entities, academic institutions, research bodies, libraries, museums, or other organisations engaged in development activities on a not-for-profit basis.

DAP is primarily aimed at supporting small-scale sustainable development projects and activities that are participatory in nature and, preferably, which actively engage the beneficiaries in the design, development, and implementation of the project.

Click here: DAP Guidelines 2018-2019 to view the full program guidelines.

The online application portal for the Direct Aid Program is now open and can be accessed through the following link:

Application opening date: Friday 27 July 2018

Application closing date and time: midnight Friday 31 August 2018

No further applications will be accepted after the closing time.

If you have any questions about DAP, or experience any technical problems in completing your online application, please contact the DAP Committee at


La procédure d' l'application en ligne pour le 2018-19 Programme d'aide directe (DAP) est maintenant ouverte.

La date d'ouverture et l’heure : Le vendredi 27 juillet 2018 à minuit

La date de clôture et l'heure : Le vendredi 31 août 2018 à minuit

Aucune demande ne sera acceptée après la date limite.

Cliquez ici: DAP Guidelines 2018-2019 pour voir les directives complètes du programme

Veuillez suivre ce lien :  le site web de SmartyGrants pour créer et soumettre votre demande.

Si vous avez des questions au sujet de DAP ou si vous avez des problèmes techniques lorsque vous remplissez votre demande en ligne, veuillez contacter le Comité DAP à