The Australian High Commission is funding five new community-led projects in Malaita and Guadalcanal under its Direct Aid Program (DAP).

Political Counsellor Max Willis officially handed over funding to Project Coordinators during a ceremony at the High Commission in Honiara last week.

Counsellor Willis congratulated the successful applicants and said he looked forward to working closely with the Project Coordinators on the completion of their projects, which will help improve medical, sanitation and education facilities and build COVID-19 resilience.

The projects include setting up a solar power system for Atoifi hospital, building an ablution block for Arnon Atomea Primary School, constructing a new clinic for Oneone Abu, rebuilding the early childhood classroom for Hulavu ECE and improving the water supply system at Maoro Christian Community School.

In receiving the funding the Project Coordinators thanked the Australian Government for its support.

The DAP is a small grants scheme, managed by the Australian High Commission, which works directly with communities and funds projects aimed at improving living standards across Solomon Islands.

For more information, please contact our DAP Officer Christina by email: or by phone on 21561. DAP applications are available free of charge on our website or in hard copy at the Australian High Commission in Honiara.

We welcome applications from all provinces.

Source: AHC Media Release