Australian Embassy
Andorra and Equatorial Guinea

Direct Aid Program: Expressions of Interest 2021-22

The Direct Aid Program (DAP) is a flexible small grants program managed through the network of Australian diplomatic missions. The Australian Embassy in Spain is responsible for managing this program in Equatorial Guinea.


The objective of DAP in Equatorial Guinea is to help the country achieve its development objectives and build a more just and inclusive society, while meeting Australia's international goals. Special attention is given to the needs of minority groups, women and children.


The annual DAP budget for Equatorial Guinea is EUR 12,000. The Australian Embassy may decide to allocate these funds to one large project or to several smaller ones. The financial year in Australia starts on July 1 and runs until June 30 of the following year.


  • Any community group constituted as such or NGO that carries out local development projects in their community on a non-profit basis.

  • Private institutions located in Equatorial Guinea.

  • Non-profit institutions with legal status.

  • Institutions committed to the development of their community, which can demonstrate initiative and experience in the execution of activities and justification of expenses.

  • Institutions with a corporate bank account.

  • Assistance will not be provided to individuals, government agencies or organizations.

Priority Sectors 

  • Health, education and sanitation at community level.

  • Gender equality.

  • Human rights.

  •  Poverty alleviation and income generation.

  • Environmental restoration and protection (especially in the extractive industries sector).

  • Rural development.

Submission of Expressions of Interest 

The Embassy of Australia invites eligible partners to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to participate in the current year's grant program. The EOI should detail the outcomes of the proposed project, including who the intended beneficiaries will be and who will implement the project. It should also indicate the amount of funds needed. Expressions of interest should be no longer than 300 words and should be sent to the Australian Embassy by email: [email protected] by COB 5 November 2021.

The Embassy will contact the short-listed projects directly to submit a more detailed application form.